Attracting attention

Dorian Brown is one of the top running backs in Colorado in the 2011 class and is beginning to hear from some elite level programs as college coaches have turned their attention fully to the next round of recruiting. Get inside for more.

Dorian Brown of Thompson Valley High School in Loveland, Colo., still holds just two offers from in-state schools Colorado and Colorado State, but he was excited recently to receive interest from USC, Oklahoma, Boise State and Pittsburgh.

Brown said he received a letter from the Trojans simply informing him he was on their radar. He received an invitation from the Sooners to travel to Norman, Okla., this summer and participate in one of their camps.

Dorian Brown

"I was kind of surprised," he said. "I got this packet from USC and I was just like, 'Dang.' It's crazy."

A rumor has persisted for several months that Brown intends to transfer from Thompson Valley this summer. He said there is no truth to it and says he will be attending the Wyoming team camp in June with his Thompson Valley teammates.

"That thing has been going on forever," he said of the rumor.

Brown also received another piece of exciting news recently. He is scheduled to be interviewed Friday by representatives of the Army All-American game and could be on the West roster next January if he has a good senior season.

Brown said he is planning to attend Colorado's spring game on April 10 and might stop by a practice in the next week while he is on spring break. The Buffs have eight spring sessions left, including practices Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday this week.

When it comes to the two programs that have extended offers -- CU and CSU -- Brown said he doesn't really have a favorite and doesn't see a great deal of difference between the two.

"CU is like bigger, and that might be a deciding factor, but I don't know," he said.

Brown, a 6-foot-1, 225-pound prospect, is not running track this spring. He said he working out regularly trying to add strength and speed for his senior year. He has rushed for more than 3,000 yards in his sophomore and junior seasons combined.

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