Brown Gives Rutgers Visit High Grade

Williamstown (N.J.) linebacker Buddy Brown spent the weekend at Rutgers to watch another spring practice and get to know the players. Fresh off a visit to Penn State, Brown broke down his return trip to Piscataway and the latest on his recruitment.

Rutgers is a familiar site for Williamstown (N.J.) 2013 recruit Buddy Brown, but his weekend visit for a spring practice was a different experience for one of the top linebackers in the state.

Brown traveled to Rutgers Saturday with his father and received a tour of the academic and social protons of campus in addition to another visit to the football facilities.

"My dad and I really liked to get shown around," Brown said. "It was honestly a lot better than I expected it to be, just seeing the actual school."

Traveling with fellow South Jersey linebackers Quanzell Lambert and Myles Nash, Brown spent time off the field with Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene, the co-big East Player of the Year. Greene invited Brown to come back to campus for a weekend and made a positive impression.

"Khaseem is a really cool guy," Brown said. "I spent a lot of time getting to know him. He showed me a lot of things.

"[Nash and I] had a great time hanging out with the guys. It's like a family up there."

Brown and Nash will return to Rutgers for the spring game, he said. The two are a part of a close-nit group in South Jersey that includes defensive end Dajaun Drennon, quarterback Damon Mitchell and middle linebacker Brandon Bell.

Like the top recruits out of North Jersey last year, Brown said he could see multiple members of the group sticking together in college with Rutgers Penn State and West Virginia all heavily involved.

"It's something we talk about," Brown said. "I think people will be surprised to see how many of us could end up together."

Brown has not publicly named leaders among his double-digit verbal scholarship offers, but he said a few schools are starting to emerge. He has no official announcement date, but would like to make a decision by the summer.


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