Myrtle Beach has picked up another transfer, this time Conway rising junior Cortez Brown.
The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Brown ran for 262 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore last year. His biggest outing of the year came in the team's win over New Hanover, when he ran for 93 yards and three scores.
However, soon after he was suspended and missed a handful of games. He was never utilized quite like he was in that New Hanover game.
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At Myrtle Beach, it stands to reasons Brown would move to another position. Returning running back Brandon Sinclair has a lock on the running back position there, and barring an injury, is expected to have every opportunity to improve upon his area-best 1,919 yards. Brown also started some on defense for Conway last year, and he had a 92-yard interception return for a touchdown against New Hanover negated because of a teammate's penalty.
Oddly enough, Brown's best chance at starting (the safety position) would mean he's replacing another former in-county transfer. Dajour Wilson, who started high school at Carolina Forest before heading to Myrtle Beach, how now run out of eligibility after an influential senior season at safety. Wilson has 106 total tackles, nine tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and three sacks. Prior to moving into the Myrtle Beach area, Wilson was playing running back at Carolina Forest.
Brown also isn't the only recognizable transfer into Myrtle Beach in the last six weeks. At the semester break, Carolina Forest receiver Kyle Belack, who led the area in 2013 with 1,067 yards, also transferred to Myrtle Beach.