Liberty (Bealeton, VA) athlete Anthony (AJ) Brown did not expect many scholarship offers to roll in for him so early in the recruiting season. Not that he lacks confidence in his abilities, but he just believed the offers would come during his senior season.
Fortunately, he was wrong, earning five official scholarship offers during the evaluation period.
“I have official offers from Clemson, Syracuse, Temple, Kentucky, and Indiana,” said Brown. “It’s a big relief off my chest. Now I don’t have to go into my senior season wondering what I will do when the season is over. I can focus on my senior year.”
The 5-11, 195 pound Brown plays tailback and free safety for Liberty. He averaged 8.0 yards per carry last season as a junior, and was a big hitter in the defensive backfield.
All of the schools who have offered Brown want him to play free safety.
“Honestly, I like playing running back more,” said Brown. “I like to have the ball in my hands. I like playing safety too though, and I will do anything to help the team. Coaches say they like my instincts and my intelligence on the field.”
Both Virginia and Virginia Tech have stopped by Liberty to see AJ in person, however have not extended official offers. Brown does not know if or when one of the in-state schools will offer. With the five already in place, he does not plan on worrying too much about it.
“UVA and Virginia Tech came by,” said Brown. “UVA has seen me twice. I just went there this past week with Jeff Washington to see and talk to the coaches. I think if I get an offer from either school, it will be sometime in the fall after my senior season.”
Brown does not have a timetable on making a decision. He will wait to see who else has offered this fall, make official visits, and decide. He acknowledged that if he is comfortable in a certain situation, he will not hesitate to make a commitment.
“I am going to try and take all of my official visits,” said Brown. “I will commit early if I find the right school though.”
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