Tuesday, January 15, 2013
MSU, OSU and SEC like 2015 OL/DL
By Jared Shanker
Cincinnati Colerain has produced several high-level BCS prospects and sends several players to FBS programs annually, and the Cardinals already have coaches inquiring about their 2015 class.
Sophomore George Brown Jr., an offensive tackle and defensive end, made several unofficial visits during the fall and has the attention of several BCS schools.
“Louisville, LSU, North Carolina, Clemson, Ohio State, Miami, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Michigan State,” Brown rattled off as the teams showing early interest.
The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Brown started at tight end as a sophomore, which is more like another lineman in the Cardinals’ option-based offense.
Brown already has the bloodlines as his father, George Sr., trains athletes and his older brother Aaron is a former ESPN 150 recruit was and ranked No. 11 among tackles nationally in the 2006 class. He signed with Virginia Tech.
“He [George Jr.] has got about 15 to 20 schools coming in April to see him,” George Sr. said.
Cincinnati, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State and Ohio State have all hosted Brown for visits. The Buckeyes had Brown on campus twice over the last few months.
“I liked Ohio State,” Brown Jr. said. “It had a good atmosphere and had a lot of fans there. … They said they like my highlight tape and want to see me camp and see my footwork and see how good I do.”
Brown also liked his visit to Michigan State when it hosted Notre Dame in September. Brown Sr. knows assistant coach Harlon Barnett well, and the Spartans want to see Brown camp with them this summer.