Tight End With Big Numbers Plans Weekend At AU

This All-State tight end discusses his recruitment and his three finalists.

New Orleans, La.--Chris Brown began his high school football career in impressive fashion and closed it the same way.

The tight end from Jesuit High is considered one of the top prospects in the nation at his position and he has scheduled an official visit to Auburn this weekend.

He actually started some varsity games at fullback his freshman season and was a full-time starter the next three seasons with his junior and senior years as a tight end.

At 6-3, 235 pounds with 4.6 speed and good hands, he saved his best game for his last one as he caught nine passes for 110 yards and three touchdowns in the quarter-finals of the state playoffs as his team fell to end the year 10-3. "That was probably my best game as a receiver," he says.

His season totals were 43 catches for 940 yards and seven touchdowns. That earned him All-Metro, All-District and All-State honors.

An early verbal commitment to Tennessee who reopened his recruiting process, the Vols are still in the hunt and were in his home in New Orleans on Thursday night. He has already visited Florida and says he is considering the Gators along with Auburn.

"This will be my first time to go to Auburn so I will know more about them after the weekend," he says. "At Tennessee, I like the coaches and the players there and I got along well with them when I visited. I also like the coaches and players at Florida."

An All-District Academic Team selection, Brown says that he is interested in majoring in biomedical engineering.

He is also All-District in basketball, earning that honor as a junior. He is playing hoops again this year and averaging 18 points per game. However, his future as an athlete is on the gridiron. "Most of the interest has come in football," Brown says. "Overall, I would say that I have been recruited by about 20 colleges."

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