Jeremy Werner // Illini Inquirer

Iowa Recruiting 4-star WR Cameron Brown Hard

St. Louis wideout Cameron Brown is a newly-minted four-star prospect and a priority for Iowa.

Wide receiver is still a position of need for Iowa, even after signing four wideouts this past February. They're actually in good shape with a few receivers early on in the 2018 cycle, thanks in large part to new assistant Kelton Copeland. This is his first spring as the receivers coach for the Hawkeyes but he has made his presence felt on the recruiting trail.

One that he has made a priority is St. Louis (Mo.) Christian Brothers College four-star Cameron Brown. Brown was tabbed with that four-star ranking soon after his performance this past Sunday at the Under Armour camp in Chicago. He's got speed to burn but also showcased positional skills on the outside as well.

In addition to Iowa, Brown holds offers from Wisconsin, Kentucky, Duke, Illinois, Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa State, Missouri, Nebraska and Vanderbilt. He's also added an offer from Georgia recently, which is one that came after speaking to him for the purpose of this article. The Bulldogs probably won't be the last major school to extend him a scholarship.

"I think that Notre Dame and Penn State could also be close to offering," Brown said to Scout. "They've been in contact recently and they're starting to heat up their interest in me."

Brown keeps up with just about every school that has offered so far but admitted that there were a few that were coming at him a bit harder than the rest.

"Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa State and Iowa have recruited me the hardest," he shared. "I haven't really taken any spring visits to any of those, though. I've been busy with track. The summer is when I will be taking a lot of my visits. I'm hoping to check out a lot of the schools that have offered."

The Hawkeyes were one of the early offers for Brown and they've been persistent in their pursuit of him. They can expect to host him on a visit this summer but it won't be easy to reel him in as the competition for his services will only increase and become more difficult. 

The new offense in Iowa City has Brown excited, and it's one where he's not worried about any longer and believes he can have an impact.

"I don't have a top list or anything but Iowa is still up there," he pointed out. "I'm going to get up there this summer. Coach (LeVar) Woods is my guy. He's a great coach."

"They tell me there's a big need for receivers," Brown continued about Iowa. "They also talk about how they're switching their offense. They want to change from a big powerhouse running back school to a mixture of both. They're going to stick with traditions, still, but want to showcase their receivers as well. I think that as long as I can make an impact, it can be a good school to me. I want to be noticed and I want to make a difference."

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