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Brown-Stephens was a key relay member of the Wildcats’ track and field team this past spring that placed third as a team in the Division I state meet. He’s rated a 3-star prospect by 247sports.com and had other offers from Ball State, Bowling Green, Eastern Kentucky, Kent State, Kentucky, Toledo and Youngstown State.
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Current area players listed on Minnesota’s roster are senior redshirt and starting center Jared Weyler of Centerville and Alex Reigelsperger, a freshman linebacker from Wayne.
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Springfield was 6-4 last season and 1-3 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference National East. Preseason practice begins Monday, July 30. Springfield will host Lancaster in a season opener at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24.
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