Commitment Profile: Kevin Brown

Indiana safety Kevin Brown had 11 offers when he committed to Cincinnati. Bearcat Insider recently talked to Brown about a variety of topics, including his decision to enroll early at UC.

Lawrence Central (IN) safety Kevin Brown is one of the top prospects in the State of Indiana for the class of 2012.

Holding double-digit offers from FBS programs, Brown gave his commitment to the Cincinnati Bearcats over the summer.

Bearcat Insider recently talked to Brown about a variety of topics, including his decision to enroll early.

How did your senior season go?

"It was good. We went 9-2 and just had a great year, but we lost to the state championship team. Other than that is was pretty good."

Do you know what your statistics were?

"I had 62 solo tackles, 90 total tackles, 1 forced fumble and an interception."

You had 11 scholarship offers at the time you committed to Cincinnati. What set the Bearcats apart from the other ten schools?

"Basically, I just really enjoyed the coaches and the atmosphere and their value and family and how close the team is. Altogether, it just set them apart from everyone else."

Have any other schools been in contact with you since you made your commitment?

"They have, but it's just them seeing if I am still committed. I just tell them I am still committed to Cincinnati."

How often do you talk do you talk to the coaching staff at UC?

"About once a week. Since I am graduating early, we talk about a lot of the stuff that I will need when I go down there and moving in and stuff like that."

What are your plans for this offseason?

"Well, I still have two weeks of schools left, I still have my official visit this weekend and then the next weekend is my open house. After Christmas, I have to pack and everything, so I will be busy these next couple of weeks."

What is your take on how Cincinnati played as a team this year?

"I thought they played really good. It was pretty consistent and they really played together as a team. I was at the game when Zach Collaros went down and there really wasn't a big drop off from the starter to the next guy, so that shows how hard everybody is working."

How excited are you to start playing college football in less than a year now?

"I mean, it's pretty exciting. I'm just more excited about the opportunity to keep getting better and hopefully play as a freshman. I am excited to get to know the guys and hopefully get in the rotation a little bit."

Scouting Report

Brown isn't the fastest player that you will ever see, but he plays the game with attitude and toughness. He doesn't just want to make the tackle; He wants to punish the ball carrier. Brown runs the alley well in run support and is a sure tackler in the open field. He is very good at diagnosing the play, but he will need to improve his coverage skills. In particular, his back pedal will need to get quicker. All in all, Brown is an enforcer from his safety position. It will take some time for his coverage skills to catch up with his abilities stopping the run, but when that happens, he will be a force to be reckoned with in the secondary.

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