He found out over a phone call.
"I talked to a couple of the Duke coaches on the phone and that is how I found out about the scholarship offer. They had been sending mail and stuff, but I was surprised by the offer."
Matt Lubick coaches receivers for the Blue Devils, but he is the coach that delivered the news to Brown about Duke wanting him as a corner.
"I play offense and defense right now and I think I could play either side of the ball in college, but cornerback is fine with me. I like zone coverage because I am able to use my speed. I can play in space and break away when the ball gets in the air to make a play. I am a good tackler too."
The Blue Devils are now No. 1 on Brown's list being the first school to offer him and what they have to offer him as well.
"I really care about the future, but academics is what I care about the most. Football is here now and I love the game, but I care about my life after football too. Duke would prepare me for my life after football and I am really looking for a good education. That along with the offer helps them be on top for me."
A couple of other in-state schools are high on Brown's list as well.
"I like North Carolina, the big rival for Duke too," the 5-foot-9, 165 pound junior said. "I like Larry Fedora and what he is doing there with the team. I have not heard much from them yet, but I would like to.
This 2014 athlete out of Davidson (N.C.) Davidson Day School says he runs the 40 yard dash in 4.4 seconds and that he carries a 3.0 GPA.