A two-team race for Brown

Up until January Compton (Calif.) defensive lineman Justin Brown didn't receive a single Division I school offer. When his senior film started making the rounds, the offers started pouring in. Brown has taken three visits culminating with a trip to ASU this past weekend. The defensive lineman has pared down his list of suitors to two and talked to Devils Digest about his recruiting picture.

6-2 265 Justin Brown visited Colorado on Jan. 16th, and last week, after receiving in-home visits from the Oregon, Nevada, Nebraska and Arizona State's staffs, he decided to visit both Pac-10 schools from last list. His visit to the Sun Devils came at the expense of a planned visit to Nebraska.

The defensive lineman made an official trip to Eugene last Wednesday and flew to Tempe on Friday. Consequently, those two Pac-10 foes are now the two schools that Brown will ultimately choose from before signing day.

"I didn't commit on the trip because I wanted to go home and talk it over with my parents," Brown said. "After I talk to them I'll make my decision tomorrow morning.

"I'm going to choose between ASU and Oregon. I liked both visits and I'm not putting one school over the other right now."

Brown stated that he enjoyed meeting with all the ASU coaches and players on his visit, and especially enjoyed his time with defensive tackle Otis Jones. "Otis and I played against each other in high school so I already knew who he was," Brown noted. "He told me what it's like at ASU."

When watching game film with the coaches, Brown indicated that he liked the schemes that the Sun Devil defense employs. "Most likely I'm going to play defensive end if I come here," he said. "The defense really gets after it and I like that."

As a senior, Brown, a first-team all-league selection and finished the 2008 season with 69 tackles, four sacks and an interception for the Tarbabes.

"Justin is the best defensive lineman in the Moore League and one of the best DL prospects in the state," said Compton head coach Calvin Bryant in a previous Scout.com interview. "Justin's intensity and get-off inside the trenches allows him to standout among fellow linemen. He does well at plugging gaps and making tackles in the backfield. He possesses good strength and size to defeat opposing linemen."


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