Las Vegas Safety Plays the Waiting Game

Spring Valley High School standout Corbin Brown is in no hurry. He heavily favors Arizona State and one of its Pac-10 foes, and is patiently awaiting a scholarship offer from one or both of them, as well as his other suitors. The safety talked to Devils Digest about his recruiting with the Sun Devils.

"I loved going to Arizona State on their junior day," said the 6-0 170 Corbin Brown. "I loved the campus, the facilities, the academic support…everything was great. It's a great place and not too far from home. Just like Las Vegas, it's in a big city with lots of things to do. The heat is obviously not a factor for me."

Brown is being recruited by ASU's Safeties Coach Matt Lubick, and enjoys keeping in touch with him. He added that he received an explanation as to why he hasn't been tendered a scholarship offer yet. "They said that they evaluate all the recruits in spring and start offering scholarships after spring is over," commented Brown. "So I hope to hear something around June. I'm in no rush. Right now I have all the time in the world to wait. I'm not one of those players that has to get the early offer so he can commit as a soon as possible."

Hometown schools UNLV and Nevada, along with California, Colorado, Oregon, UCLA, Washington and Wisconsin are all recruiting the safety. The only scholarship offer Brown has received was from Wisconsin, yet that fact doesn't put the Badgers atop his list of favorites. "Arizona State and Cal are my co-favorites," he stated. "All the other schools are equal…I'd like to stay close to home, but I could go anywhere. I just want to go to the best situation for me no matter where it's located."

Following his junior campaign Brown was selected 1st Team Southern Nevada DB and Sunset Southwest Defensive Player of the Year. He tallied 104 total tackles, ten pass breakups and six INT's during that season. "My tackling and the ability to read the offense are my strong points," he said of his skills. "I do need to put on some weight and work on my hip movement so I can get quicker."

With a 3.2 GPA and a score of 1430 on his SAT Brown is academically qualified. He remarked that he will attend Stanford's Nike camp this weekend, and ASU's team camp next month. "I might go to the team camps at Cal, Oregon, Colorado, or UCLA," he said. "I just have to sit down and decide that. But I'm sure I'm going to the ASU camp."

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