Brown Still Thinking About Future

Will three-star linebacker and the first verbal pledge in the Class of 2010 make a switch at the last minute? Bearcat Insider spoke with Brown to get the latest.

In June of 2008, Preston Brown (Cincinnati, Ohio – Northwest H.S) gave then Cincinnati head coach Brian Kelly his verbal pledge. As the first member of the class, many knew there was a chance Brown could be a hot property before it came time to sign his National Letter of Intent.

Now, just one week away from signing day, Brown has made three official visits and is planning on letting everyone know where he'll attend college at the very last minute.

Will Brown stay with Cincinnati? Or has Louisville or Minnesota moved up the list and placed themselves in position to take him away from his hometown?

"I'm not sure right now," Brown said by phone. "I had really good visits with all three schools and right now just looking to get a feeling of what I want to do."

Each program offers something different and while his Bearcats visit was good, his Louisville visit seemed smoother.

"The coaches at Louisville seemed like they've been together a long time even though they've only been together for a few weeks. Cincinnati was cool and I got along with everybody but it seemed to be a little unorganized."

One area Preston liked was the direction of the defensive schemes at both schools.

"It looks like Louisville is going to run a 3-3-5 defense while Cincinnati is going to run a 4-3. I feel I can play in both of them and do well."

With both Cincinnati and Louisville looking in good shape the wild card looks to be Minnesota. What is Preston thinking about the Big Ten program?

"The city was real nice and they have a new stadium and a giant locker room. Its cold, but I really like the cold. It would also give me a chance to be by myself and that is something I'm thinking about."

One thing important to Preston is winning.

"The one thing I really want to be part of is a winning program. I've not been on a winning team in high school and I really want to be on a team that will win and have fun. I'm still a committed to Cincinnati but that could change."

Bearcat fans will have to wait a few more days to see if Brown makes the choice to stay home or leave his hometown.

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