Projected Position: Offensive Guard or Center
Rivals: 3-stars, #22 player in Maryland
247: 3-stars, #61 OG, #23 player in Maryland
ESPN: 3-stars, #28 player in Maryland
Scout: 3-stars, #80 offensive guard
Power 5 offers: 0 (Note: Rumor has it that Brown picked up a few Power 5 offers after he committed to Virginia Tech, but he didn’t go public with any of those offers. So take this number with a grain of salt.)
Virginia Tech only signed two offensive linemen in the 2017 recruiting class, so their evaluations of those prospects needed to be good. In fact, Justin Fuente called Aiden Brown an “evaluation” guy on Signing Day. He noted that Brown came up to Tech’s camp in summer 2016 and the coaches loved his athleticism, how he bent, and how he could get to the second level. An offer was extended, and Brown accepted shortly thereafter.
Brown is expected to play the offensive guard position at Virginia Tech. However, I could see him getting a strong look at center at some point down the line as well. He has the versatility to play either spot at the college level, and versatility is valuable to coaches.
Let’s take a look at Brown’s film and see if we can see what the coaching staff saw in him.
First, let’s go over his strengths as a player.
Overall athleticism: Brown is an overall good athlete. He can get to the second level easily, and he can change directions. Those are both very important...
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