Big Ten. SEC. Doesn't matter to Buddy Brown.
“I'm versatile so I could play in a physical type of conference like the Big Ten, but I could still go down to the SEC where it's still physical but spread out,” the prospect from Williamstown (N.J.) High said during a recent seven-on-seven camp in North Carolina. “I can grow and get bigger if I need to.”
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound junior is an intriguing talent. If he doesn't put on too much weight he could play safety, the position where some schools, namely West Virginia, have him slated to play. If he adds some weight, he could easily play linebacker in college.
The trip this week helped Brown understand that there's a different type of football played down south.
“It's a different type of talent,” he said. “You see a lot more speedy teams. A different type of style but it's fun. You play against different people and meet different people. It's good competition out here.”
Brown said he'd like to cull his long list of scholarship offers by his birthday on July 13. He mentioned Virginia, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Rutgers, Penn State, Wisconsin, North Carolina and South Carolina as some of the primary suitors in his recruitment.
Miller Safrit contributed to this report.