Top wide receiver recruit Justin Brown has had a busy week, and not just on the field in preparing for his team’s regular season opener. The 6-3, 205-pound Concord (Wilmington, DE) standout has already received double-digit phone calls from college recruiters this week, which is the first week Division 1A coaches may phone 2009 recruits this fall.
“I’ve received about 10 calls so far,” Brown said. “I’ve been able to speak to the N.C. State head coach, the Kentucky coach, the Vanderbilt coach, Purdue, Maryland, Penn State, Northwestern…I know I’m leaving a few people out.”
For now, Brown will be able to receive one phone call per week from coaches. He is looking for honesty from coaches, in particular with respect to the type of offense each coach runs.
“The most important thing is being up in front with me. I want to make sure a team is going to throw the ball,” Brown said.
For quite some time, Penn State has been looked upon as a favorite for Brown. After all, his mother attended Penn State and Brown has also enjoyed visiting there. The Nittany Lions would love a commitment soon, but for now they aren’t pushing.
“There were rumors that I’ve committed already, but I haven’t committed,” Brown said. “Coach Paterno and all of them are good people, but I haven’t made a decision.”
Brown does have a recruiting timetable in terms of narrowing his list of schools.
“I’m definitely going to narrow my list by around the end of the season, but before then I’m going to relax and enjoy my senior season,” Brown said. “I’m going to have fun with my teammates. Sometimes kids get so pressured by this that they don’t enjoy the process, but it is fine for me right now.”
Brown indicated that he has yet to narrow his list of schools, meaning state of Virginia programs Virginia and Virginia Tech remain in contention. He had originally hoped to visit both programs in the summer, but those plans fell through.
“I’m still going to try to make it out there, definitely,” Brown said, referring to the state of Virginia to visit UVa and Virginia Tech. “I’m not sure if I’ll make officials or what.
“They are both still on my list. I haven’t cut it at all. I have to feel everybody...
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