Massive 2014 OL Enjoys Auburn Trip

2014 prospect Orlando Brown is 6-8 1/2, 360 pounds and just 15 years old. No wonder he's already approaching double-figures in offers.

Suwanee, Ga.—One of the top offensive linemen in the South for the 2014 class, massive Orlando Brown from Peachtree Ridge High took a visit to Auburn on Monday to check out the Tigers. Having the opportunity watch the team practice and also talk to the coaches, Brown said Auburn is right up there with his early favorites now that he's seen them in person.

"It was a lot of fun," Brown said. "I visited the business area and academics and talked to Coach Chizik. It was pretty good. I liked it.

"I like the area, the coaching staff, and the practice," he added. "The practice was good. The offensive line coach and Coach Grimes really stood out to me. Also the offense they'll be running next year. It's a pro-style offense."

A 6-8 1/2, 360-pounder that will just be a junior this fall, Brown is a physical player that has the size and athleticism teams are looking for on the offensive line. Favoring the physical side of the game himself, Brown said he liked how physical Auburn was even in shorts and shoulder pads for the workout and he especially enjoyed watching Grimes in action.

"It helps a lot knowing where I want to go to college, the type of offensive line coach I would be dealing with," Brown said of watching practice. "The difference between an offensive line coach and a wide receiver coach is that you're going to be building a relationship with the offensive line coach. It's like a father-son relationship so that's real important to me.

Recently getting offers from Auburn and Michigan to go along with early scholarships pledges from Alabama, Iowa, Maryland, Notre Dame, South Carolina, USC and West Virginia, Brown already has plenty of schools to choose from, but he said he's just taking things slow and easy with still so much time left before he needs to make a decision.

"It just makes me work harder and harder," Brown said. "All of the offers are big ones to me."

With upcoming visits scheduled for Miami and Michigan in June, Brown said he plans to be back in Auburn for the A-Day Game on April 14. He said he has no plans to make a decision anytime soon and hopes to have that done before his senior year.

Brown is the son of former NFL standout Orlando Brown, who played with the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens before passing away in September of 2011.

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