- Damon Sayles, RecruitingNation
After an impressive showing at the Oklahoma camp, 2014 cornerback Tony Brown (Beaumont, Texas/Ozen) picked up an offer Tuesday from the Sooners.
Brown, a 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback and ball hawk, left the OU camp with his eighth offer overall. He now has offers from Alabama, LSU, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, TCU and Mississippi State, along with the Sooners.
“There was good competition there,” Brown said of the OU camp. “I went there to compete. They had a few guys there who were supposed to be good, and I wanted to go against them.”
Brown is a gifted shutdown corner who also likes to make the big tackle. As a sophomore, he had 94 tackles, broke up 15 passes and picked off three passes.
Brown said Oklahoma’s “a good, traditional team” that is expected to win every season. It’s that quality that attracts Brown to the program. He said he will plan a future visit to Oklahoma, and he is expecting to be in attendance for the OU-Texas game this year, where he will speak to coaches on both sides.
Brown attended Texas’ camp on Sunday and was one of the top defensive backs of the day. In addition to performing well during 1-on-1 drills, he also ran the 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds. He said he was approved for a Texas offer after the camp and most likely will receive one during a Longhorns junior day early next year.
Brown said the Oklahoma offer has equal weight as the other seven offers thus far. He is looking for a school that not only will provide immediate playing time but also will have a top-notch medical school.
“I want to be a neurosurgeon,” Brown said.
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