Brown disappointed to miss visit


Keyon Brown's (Wauchula, Fla./Hardee) summer camp circuit was impressive no matter where he went.

In the month of July, both Florida and Florida State appeared to be on the verge of offering the 6-foot-2, 227-pound defensive end because of the performances they saw from him in person. Those offers haven't come yet, but still seem likely.

This Saturday, Brown expected to make the trip up to the state's capital city to take in the Clemson-Florida State game. But as it would turn out, other plans came up.

"I can't make it this week because of homecoming," he said.

"I did really want to go to this game. We were planning on going to this game, but we didn't see that homecoming was the same day, so then we had to change it."

The other marquee home game for the Seminoles in 2012 -- the in-state rivalry with Florida -- might be the next best opportunity for Brown. Still, though, he expects to be in Tallahassee prior to that.

"I think the [Florida] game would be a good game to go to, but I don't know if that is the game that I will be going to," he said. "I don't think it will be too far towards the end of the season."

Florida, Florida State, Miami and South Carolina are all places Brown really wants to get to this fall. The Hurricanes have already offered, but the other three are staying in regular contact and monitoring his junior season.

"I am definitely starting to get a lot more letters from colleges now," Brown said. "I think it is pretty exciting because I didn't think I did all that well. But then I started getting letters and stuff like that, so I got more and more excited."

Brown said his travel plans are heavily dependent on his parents' work schedules.