As a Recruit
Devin Brown started his high school career at Queen Creek in Arizona. As a sophomore, he led Queen Creek to the Class 6A state semifinals after becoming eligible halfway through the season. Then as a junior, he led the team to a 6-3 record and a first-round playoff appearance. Brown said he made the move to Corner Canyon for his senior season for a “private family matter.” Brown was mentored by former NFL quarterback Joe Germaine, who left Queen Creek to coach his alma mater, Mesa Mountain View. Brown’s father, Andrew Brown, went to school at BYU. His mother, Tammy Brown, went to school at Utah State. Brown was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Elite 11 quarterback camp. He lists wake surfing and fishing as his hobbies. He plans on majoring in business.
Reminds Us Of
Like Derek Carr, Devin Brown has a quick release, live downfield arm and the ability to throw with touch to multiple levels. They have similar throwing motions and primarily deliver from a consistent arm slot. Both were similar sizes as seniors in high school, at around 6-foot-2.5 and around 195 pounds. Brown does have a significantly larger hand (10 inches) than Carr (9 1/8 inches). They’re also good athletes for the position with bouncy feet in the pocket. Brown and Carr also have similar developmental paths in high school. Both showed off their arm talent while not putting up gaudy numbers at their first high school stop (Brown at Shadow Creek in Arizona and Carr at Fort Bend Clements in Texas). Both transferred to a high school in another state for their senior seasons and put up big passing numbers.