On Thursday, we profiled defensive tackle Cam Goode. Today, we’ll take a look at highly-recruited athlete Dyami Brown from Charlotte, NC.
Brown is a 4-star recruit, according to all of the major scouting and recruiting services. Depending on where you look, he’s roughly listed at 6-foot-2, 180-pounds. Brown’s reported offers differ, again depending on where you look, but he has plenty of Power 5 offers — Alabama, Louisville, Michigan and Tennessee are some of the more notable ones.
Brown is listed as an athlete, but he most likely translates to wide receiver. He currently plays receiver and defensive back for West Mecklenburg High School, and shows his athleticism whenever he gets the ball in his hands, even on special teams.
He’s got great speed for his size and is agile enough to play inside as well. He seems to have solid hands and can high point the ball, too. He runs a relatively decent route tree and should be able to pick up college routes. He doesn’t have much film on defense, so it would be hard to properly evaluate him there.
Brown reminds me somewhat of Cam Phillips. Phillips can play both inside and outside receiver, has great speed, good hands and is a monster after the catch. Phillips broke defenders’ ankles twice last year, and Brown has similar athleticism. Both are hard to stop in the screen game and both can beat defenders downfield.
Virginia Tech is in good shape with Brown so far. He released an initial top-6 list of schools in July 2016, including Tech, North Carolina, Duke, Louisville, Tennessee and South Carolina. However, that list seems to have changed.
My top five ( no order )
1. North Carolina
2. Virginia tech
3. Ohio state
— Dyami Brown (@deuce2_) March 10, 2017
When programs like Ohio State, Alabama and Michigan come calling, you usually listen. Either way, Brown will be a tough recruitment. He recently visited North Carolina and has said that he will commit sometime after April 16. Virginia Tech was Brown’s second offer, and will likely have a good shot at him in his recruitment.
If you project Brown as a wide receiver, he’s in a large group of players being recruited. Daniel George and Tre Turner are the top targets there, and the Hokies are also recruiting other receivers there as well. Tech is also high on James Mitchell and Kyle Pitts, guys who fit a similar role to what Bucky Hodges did last season for Virginia Tech.
The Hokies are also favoring taller receivers in the 2018 cycle, after signing three slot receivers in the Class of 2017 (Kalil Pimpleton, Sean Savoy, Hezekiah Grimsley). With Bryce Thompson already in the fold, the Hokies will likely take at least two bigger receivers.