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Orlando Brown Jr. set for Ohio State visit

7/9/2012

Ohio State will try to impress a big-time lineman on campus on Friday.

And that’s big in every sense of the word as offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. (Duluth, Ga./Peachtree Ridge) will come to Columbus to take a look.

As has become the custom among many Ohio State recruits, the 6-foot-8, 370-pound Brown has a planned visit with Michigan on Saturday as well.

“I want to get a chance to meet the offensive line coach at Ohio State [Ed Warinner] and I want to see the campus,” he said. “I hear it’s pretty big. I’d love to meet some of the players.”

There’s no doubt some of the players wouldn’t mind meeting the son of a former NFL offensive tackle as well.

Brown’s father, the late Orlando Brown, played for the Cleveland Browns and then the Baltimore Ravens when Art Modell moved the Browns to Baltimore. He later returned to Cleveland when the Browns franchise was reactivated before finishing his career back in Baltimore.

Brown Jr. is being recruited by almost every big college program. While the 2014 recruit isn’t ready to name a top five, he is ready for one thing:

“I’m prepared enough,” he said. “I want to start the [high school] season. The rest will come later.”