Brown Sets First Official Visit

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Last night, Beddingfield (Wilson, NC) star defensive end/tight end Everette Brown hosted Florida State Tight Ends Coach/Recruiting Coordinator John Lilly and Head Coach Bobby Bowden for an in-home visit. How was the in-home for the 6-3, 230-pound highly sought-after prospect?

“It was good,” Brown said. “We talked about a lot of different things. They weren’t trying to get met to commit or anything…it was just a good conversation. I could tell that I was a priority for them. Coach Bowden wanted to stop by to show that I was a priority for them.”

Brown will see Coach Bowden once again this weekend, when he takes his official visit to Florida State. He talked about what stands out about Florida State right now.

“I have a good relationship with the Defensive Ends and the Tight Ends coaches,” Brown said. “In doing some research on them, it looks like where they’re location in Tallahassee is pretty similar to where I live. They are recruiting me as a defensive end or tight end. I told them I’d prefer defensive end and they said that would be fine. They have 2 seniors leaving this year and only 1 real experienced player coming back.”

Is it possible Brown decides after this weekend?

“No sir,” Brown replied. He said he has no favorites right now. “I want to go on at least 1 or 2 more visits. I definitely want to take a visit Virginia Tech. I want to visit UNC and possibly Georgia. I’m still thinking about N.C. State too. When I take my visits, I’ll see everything from the schools and then I’ll finalize my decision.”

Brown discussed what he likes about Virginia Tech right now to make them a school that he “definitely” wants to visit.

“I saw them play earlier this year and they have a good football program,” Brown said. “They have a reputation for great defensive ends. I’d have an opportunity to get in and play early.”

For the rest of this week, Brown has in-home visits scheduled with Penn State tonight and UNC and Georgia tomorrow night. He expects to set something up with Coach Wiles from Virginia Tech next week.

Beddingfield lost a heartbreaker last week, falling 21-20 to Hunt High School in the 3A playoffs. For the 2004 season, Brown had 40 catches for over 800 yards and 10 touchdowns as a tight end and finished with about 18 sacks at defensive end.