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Monday, December 3, 2012
Brown, Curtis pocket OSU offers

By Brad Bournival

There must be something about Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe High School that the Buckeyes like. Maybe it's the scenery.

Just days after offering 2013 offensive tackle Kenny Lacy, the Buckeyes were at it again, but this time it was two offers to Class of 2014 prospects.

The Buckeyes offered wide receiver Jalen Brown, who led the Pride to a Division I state runner-up finish, and offensive guard teammate Natrell Curtis.

The Gatorade Player of the Year in Arizona, Brown totaled 1,235 yards and 18 touchdowns on 67 catches this season. At safety, he had 26 tackles, five interceptions -- one of which he returned for a touchdown -- and a fumble recovery.

The ESPN Watch List receiver currently has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Boise State, Colorado, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Washington.

Recruited as a guard, Curtis is just as strong at defensive tackle, where he was an All-Division I first-team selection after a season with 45 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble despite battling through a badly sprained ankle during the second half of the season.

Curtis is currently being pursued by Arizona State, Arkansas, Boise State, Colorado, Montana, Nevada and Vanderbilt.