Greg Brown: Baylor in the Mix

Greg Brown might be considered the most sought after defensive recruit that has not given a verbal pledge in the state of Texas. We caught up with Greg Brown's coach to get a little more information about Brown and his immediate plans.

When Cedar Hill head football coach Joey McGuire told the recruiting world back in March that 5-11 170 pound cornerback Greg Brown would have a lot of offers by December, he was spot on. Greg Brown, the talented cover cornerback from Cedar Hill High School, currently holds offers from some of the nation's most prestigious football programs in the country.

Greg Brown currently holds offers from Arizona, Baylor, Arkansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, and several others. He recently took a trip to Arkansas, is scheduled to go to Kansas this weekend, and with the new Baylor coaching staff in Waco, the Baylor Bears have offered and have set up a time in January for a visit. Additionally, new Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini has been in contact with Brown. BearsIllustrated.com caught up with Joey McGuire to get his take on one of his team's superstars.

"Greg is a technician out there. He is a true cornerback that goes up against the other team's best [wide receiver]. He played the #5, #2, and Southlake Carroll's #1 and held them all to one catch. He shut them down."

While the comparison can be made to Brown's former teammate and current Nebraska Cornhusker, Anthony Blue, McGuire feels that Blue could play either cornerback or safety, while Brown is more suited at the cornerback position.

"He has great hips, and we have timed him between 4.4 and 4.5."

Coach McGuire has had many Division I prospects over the past couple of years, all of which have a good relationship with Greg Brown. Anthony Blue currently plays for Nebraska, Will Cole plays for Oklahoma State, Desmond Briscoe plays for Kansas, and Romie Blaylock, John Jones, and Chris Francis play for Baylor. McGuire explains that situation with a laugh.

"It is going to be really interesting with all of those guys. It will be fun to watch who can out-recruit who."

In March, Greg Brown only held one offer, but McGuire knew he had a special player.

"I tell all my guys to be patient. Sometimes you got to wait your turn. He was playing behind two division I corners. I will tell you this; Greg Brown could play with any corner I have played against or have coached."

With signing day a little over a month away, Greg Brown will likely have his next 3 visits be his last three visits. Kansas, Baylor, and Nebraska will likely get a chance to meet with Brown before signing day arrives.

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