BOWLING GREEN,Ky - Warren East's Eli Brown is rated as one of the top prospects in the state of Kentucky for the 2015 football recruiting class.
But for Brown it won't be his success on the field that determines his future, but his work off it as he makes his way back from a serious injury.
Brown is 6'2, 210 pounds and is used to running around and through defenders.
That all changed on November first of last season against Logan County when he got caught in a pile.
The damage was a torn ACL and MCL.
Brown would be out for the rest of the season, miss the playoffs and have surgery.
Brown is busy attacking rehab like he seeks out defenders to hit, but it isn't a sprint to the end zone.
ACL rehabs require no running until four months and no playing for another four to eight months after that.
Brown is trying to stay patient.
Brown's trainer Abby Erion says the rehab for an ACL isn't only about the physical part but it's also a mental thing trusting the knee all over again.
Warren East fans don't worry about Brown getting through rehab.
He has a clear goal set for next season and Erion agrees that he can accomplish it.
No doubt all eyes will be on number 32 to see if he is on the field at the start of next season.
Brown says he will be and can't wait to prove all the doubters wrong.