Brown Still Going Red

Although some quotes attributed to him on Monday said differently, Louisiana prep defensive tackle LaCraig Brown (6-4, 270, 4.9) told Arkansas coaches and recruiting writers on Tuesday that he was still solidly committed to the Razorbacks.

Despite some published quotes attributed to him to the contrary, LaCraig Brown confirmed Tuesday that he was still solidly committed to the University of Arkansas.

Brown – a 6-4, 270-pound defensive tackle from Monroe (LA) Richwood, cleared up any confusion to the Razorback coaches and several recruiting writers – all who called him to check in on the reported de-commit from the Razorbacks.

"I am still very solid to Arkansas and can't wait to get up there and play," Brown said. "Those are just rumors and not true. There are a lot of people around here that think Louisiana Tech is on the way up and want me to stay here, but I am definitely going to Arkansas.

"I mean why would I de-commit from an SEC school to go to a little WAC school?" Brown continued. "No disrespect to Tech, but that would not make very much sense at all."

Brown committed to Arkansas on Sept. 1 over co-finalist Alabama and offers from TCU, Louisiana Tech and others.

He has watched the Razorbacks on TV this season.

"I have watched all of their last three games on TV," Brown said. "I was very impressed with how they bounced back and took it to Texas A&M last week. I think they are going to have a great future and like I said earlier I can't wait to get up there and play for them."

Richwood moved to 2-3 this season after downing Ruston 20-0 last weekend and has a battle set with Green Oak this Friday before getting into district action.

"We didn't play as well as we could earlier, but I think we have gotten tougher and better as the season has gone on," Brown said. "We start district in a couple of weeks and want to be at our best then."

Brown doesn't have as many tackles as he would like this season, but there's a couple – and sometimes three reasons – why that is the case per the prospect.

"I'd like to have more tackles than I do, but every week I am facing a double team and sometimes a triple team," Brown said. "That makes it tough, but that leaves the other guys to make plays and if we win that's all that matters."

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