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Browning picks Warhawks
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Incoming Mabank High School senior quarterback Kolton Browning has verbally committed to attending the University of Louisiana at Monroe to study business.
Browning, who was the District 13-3A football Most Valuable Player (and the basketball MVP) as a junior, was quoted on the University of Louisiana at Monroe website as saying the ULM campus “is where I want to be.”
In a story by Matt Wilson posted to the ULM Warhawk website Wednesday, Browning said “I like everything about the school. The campus was top-notch, the dorms are brand-new, and the coaching staff here is awesome.
“I like the fact that it has a small-town feel, and the campus is laid out where you can walk to all your classes,” Browning added.
The ULM campus is located in Monroe, about an hour east of Shreveport, with the campus just north of Interstate 20. Approximately 8,600 undergraduate and graduate students attend the campus, representing 44 states and 54 countries.
The university employs about 1,200 people, with 367 full-time faculty members.
Browning, ranked 67th on the top 100 high school recruiting list, represents the third top recruit to sign or commit to the Warhawks this summer, Wilson wrote.
Last fall, Browning completed 238-of-409 pass attempts for just under 3,000 yards (2,996), with 26 touchdowns and 10 picks (four on one loss to Athens), averaging 12.6 yards per completion.
Although he didn’t run during the first half of the season, he wound up just 61 yards short of 1,000 for the season on 136 totes (a 6.9 average) and scored 15 rushing touchdowns.
Graduation claimed Browning’s top receivers and some of the offensive line, but if the youngsters coming up can fill those holes, the Panthers will be an offensive force in their new 4A digs.
“I’m very excited, and so are my parents,” Browning said. “I initially told Coach Weatherbie I would need a couple of days to think about it, but after I toured the campus and met all the people, I told my mom and dad this is the school for me.”
The ULM Warhawks are a NCAA Division IA school, playing in the Sun Belt Conference with Louisiana-Lafayette, Arkansas State, North Texas, Middle Tennessee State, Ole Miss and Florida International.
Last year, the Warhawks were the only Sun Belt team to record wins over two bowl-bound schools. In pre-conference games this fall, the Warhawks will face two Southeast Conference stalwarts, Auburn University and the University of Arkansas.
Last year, the Warhawks were the only Sun Belt team to record a win over an SEC school, defeating the University of Alabama 21-14.


Monitor File Photo
Mabank Panther quarterback Kolton Browning runs
for a first down against Athens during a bidistrict playoff
contest in November, 2007.

Keeping a close eye on the action


Monitor Photo/Kerry Yancey
The ball flies free as Malakoff Marlins baserunner Dalton Burkhalter (right)
slides into home plate under the tag of Mabank Longhorns pitcher Tyree Grace
(center) and catcher Michael Lamb during their Junior Midget (7- and 8-year-olds)
baseball game at Mabank's George Watts Park June 16.

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