Brown talks in-home visits

Jaylen Brown is one of the truly elite talents in the class of 2015 and his recruitment is becoming very busy.

Five-star Jaylen Brown is going to be the focus of one of the most intense recruiting battles in the country. The Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler product is arguably the most productive and toughest wing in the class, and now all of the nation's heavy hitters are getting involved in his recruitment.

"It has been busy," said Brown of his recruitment. "I had UCLA and Oklahoma State in last week. Then Florida came in, Kentucky, Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Kansas (Tuesday)."

Those are just some of the schools that are involved in Brown's recruitment. With that, his games this weekend while suiting up with Game Elite in Dallas should be very well attended.

For their part the coaches who made the trip to suburban Atlanta all helped their cause.

Kentucky made a strong impression during their in home visit.

"Coach (Kenny) Payne was the one who came down," said Brown. "I really like what he had to say and everything about the school. He basically just told me the truth about Kentucky as opposed to what I may have heard and just how they play and everything. They have offered me and he says they really want me to be a part of that program."

Likewise the UCLA Bruins have seriously thrown their hat in the ring with Brown recently, and they made a strong pitch to Brown.

"The UCLA coaches were just telling me about how they play and just the tradition of the school," explained Brown. "They have the most national championships as a school, and the power of the connections I would make there would help me throughout my life. I don't think distance is a big deal, so it is definitely a school I have high interest in."

The two local schools, Georgia and Georgia Tech, have both had Brown as a priority for a long time and each is trying to use home field advantage.

"Both the local schools have done a great job," said Brown. "I have known Coach (Mark) Fox since like eighth or ninth grade and he has been great getting to know me and my family. Coach (Brian) Gregory has also done a lot and showed me how I could help well also staying in Atlanta. I have a strong interest in each school, and both have been with me from the beginning."

One Tuesday night Kansas assistant Norm Roberts made his pitch.

"Coach Roberts came in and just told me about the program and how they develop their players," said Brown. "Obviously they are a school with a great tradition and they told me how I would fit in with their style of play."

For now Brown doesn't want to get too tied in to a specific timeline, but he does have thoughts on how he will approach his recruitment going forward.

"I am keeping my options open," said Brown. "Right now a commitment could happen whenever it happens. My plan is to take my visits and then commit definitely before my high school season, but I am just taking it all day by day."


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