Lone-star Wideout Schedules Duke Visit In May

"Kansas and Iowa are recruiting me the hardest," Brady Brown said. "Kansas is a nice place. The campus is very nice and they are getting a new athletic field house and are improving their facilities. They are really starting to figure things out over there and had a great season last year. I think they'll be able to follow it up. I'm really looking forward to see how they do next year..."

Brady Brown, the 6-foot-5, 205 pound wide receiver from Argyle Secondary, Texas, finished his junior season with 95 receptions for 1,080 yards and 12 touchdowns. His team made it to the third round and finished with a 10-3 record. "I can catch the ball," Brown said. "I'm sure-handed and can get to the jump balls. I'm taller than most defenders. I'm also a good possession receiver. When we need like five or 10 yards, I'll get it."

Brown says he can bench 230 pounds and squats 320. He also runs the forty in 4.55 and has a 33-inch vertical jump.

"I want to improve on my route running," he said. "I want to be able to get in and out of breaks quicker and improve my footwork. I lift everyday and am just trying to get bigger and faster before college."

Brown now favors Kansas slightly over Iowa, Vanderbilt, Duke and Rice. All of his favorites have offered as well as Tulsa (first offer in March).

"Kansas and Iowa are recruiting me the hardest," he said. "Kansas is a nice place. The campus is very nice and they are getting a new athletic field house and are improving their facilities.

"They are really starting to figure things out over there and had a great season last year," he said. "I think they'll be able to follow it up. I'm really looking forward to see how they do next year. I hope they do well."

The only spring game that Brown was able to attend was at Iowa. "It was great," he said. "It's a great football atmosphere and the crowd was really into it even though it was just a spring game.

"Also the facilities are amazing," he said. "Everything there is state of the art. It also has one of the most amazing stadiums I've ever seen. I just loved it."

Brown also says that he has developed a good relationship with Hawkeye linebacker coach (Darrell Wilson). "Coach Wilson seems like a good guy," he said. "He told me he sees me as an outside receiver and we've gotten to know each other pretty well already. I have a good relationship with him."

While Brown plans to visit most of his favorites during the summer, he isn't sure if he's going to go to any camps. "I'd like to get it (recruiting) done and over with this summer," he said. "I want to get it out of the way. I'm not big on keeping it going during the season. I just want to be set.

"My parents have stressed academics, so that's going to be important," he admitted. "I also want a program that has good fan support and is winning. I want to get a good college experience."

Brown says he didn't follow a specific school as a youngster, but admits his family likes watching the Big 12 and SEC play. "My mom went to school at South Carolina and is from South Carolina so she likes the SEC," he said. "My dad is from Texas, so he likes the Big 12. We would watch those two conferences."

In fact, being in the SEC is one thing that Vanderbilt has going for it. "I like the south and Vanderbilt plays in the SEC, which is a great conference. Plus, they also have great academics.

"Rice and Duke are also known for their academics," he said. "I'll be visiting those three for sure in May. I just want to check out their facilities and get to know all the coaches a little better."

Rice is only three hours from Brown's house, but he says that distance will not be a factor.

He reports a 3.7 core GPA and a 23 ACT.


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