Interest in California TE picks up

When former commit visited Oregon, door swung open for Taylor McNamara

Updated: November 29, 2011, 12:53 PM ET
By Tom VanHaaren | WolverineNation
When Pharaoh Brown (Lyndhurst, Ohio/Brush) took an official visit to Oregon, the Michigan coaches made it clear on how they felt about their commitments taking visits to other schools. Brown was told that the coaching staff no longer considers him a commit, and they were unsure of what the future would hold.

Brown was considered a defensive end, but also a tight end, so his departure from the class opened up a spot for the Wolverines. While it's an unfortunate situation for Brown, the timing couldn't have been better for tight end Taylor McNamara (San Diego/Westview).