Brown bold in recruiting others

Alabama’s 2015 recruiting class has been a hot topic of late, but the prospects that have been committed the longest still warrant plenty of attention. For Mekhi Brown, a Crimson Tide pledge for more than 16 months, it’s all about recruiting others and he envisions some big additions going forward.

Mekhi Brown is as well-traveled a recruit in the class of 2015, but the Alabama commitment also happens to be one of the most solid prospects despite seeing several campuses throughout the process.

Maintaining, once again, that his commitment to Nick Saban and company is at “100 percent,” the Columbus (Ga.) Carver four-star also continues to stay in the ear of undeclared recruits that the Crimson Tide is after. He does it in between preparing for his final high school campaign, one that will see him possibly have his best statistical season yet.

“You will see me rushing the quarterback more, you won’t see me in coverage as much,” he said of the 2014 season. “I’ll probably have more sacks this year.

“I’m also bigger, up to 230 (pounds). I just tried to train with the weight, I changed the way I ate and lifted. I’m still pretty quick on my feet and can beat guys with a dip-rip move, speed rush, I can go inside. I’m doing better with my run-stopping ability as well, just being more sound.”

Off the field, the defensive end projection isn’t afraid to help Alabama recruit the other side of the ball as well, including a four-star offensive tackle he’s quite familiar with.

Drew Richmond, he’s a really cool guy,” Brown said. “Pretty good kid, can move, he’s athletic and has a mean-streak. He can really play. He’s trying to play early (in college) and I’m like, ‘if you work hard, you’re going to get playing time at Alabama. The coaches don’t let that go unnoticed.’

"He is a player, I think that needs to get bigger and stronger, most of us need to do the same exact thing.”

Though often public with his pitches, the senior isn’t alone in trying to aid the effort to another top recruiting class for UA. Several commitments actually have structured conversations about who to target.

“We talk in group messages once or twice a week,” Brown said. “We talk about who we need to recruit, like we’re trying to get (four-star Auburn linebacker commitment) Darrell Williams to flip -- he’s probably going to flip. We talk about a whole bunch of things, campus, girls, everything…”

Brown, who shared that he will likely take official visits to Louisville, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Stanford in addition to Alabama, is tabbed as the No. 17 defensive end prospect in the country on Scout.com.

- Get more from Brown in the latest episode of Crimson and Blue Cips HERE.

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