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Brookwood's Brown, Archer's Gillis commit to Navy football

Brookwood senior Josh Brown (28), expected to be the Broncos’ featured tailback, suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener at the Georgia Dome. He maintains a presence as team captain and motivator, cheering on his replacement at tailback, his younger brother Jesse. Here, he is photographed taking the field during a recent game alongside Walton Taylor (37) and Joey McLane (12). (Photo: Craig Cappy)

Brookwood senior Josh Brown (28), expected to be the Broncos’ featured tailback, suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener at the Georgia Dome. He maintains a presence as team captain and motivator, cheering on his replacement at tailback, his younger brother Jesse. Here, he is photographed taking the field during a recent game alongside Walton Taylor (37) and Joey McLane (12). (Photo: Craig Cappy)

Brookwood running back Josh Brown and Archer defensive back John Gillis committed to Navy over the weekend.

“Proud to say I am committed to play football at the United States Naval Academy next year!!,” Brown posted on Twitter on Sunday.

The 5-foot-9, 185-pound Brown tore his ACL in the first half of the first game of season and missed the rest of the year. As a junior, Brown rushed for 688 yards and six touchdowns and made 22 tackles and one interception on defense.

The 6-foot, 175-pound Gillis had 64 tackles and three interceptions this season to help the Tigers win the Region 8-AAAAAA championship.

Gwinnett had two football players on Navy's roster this season — linebacker William Tuider of Mountain View and defensive lineman Camaran Henson of Brookwood.