Three days after landing Ivery, a 6'1, 310-pound tackle from Lake City, Fla., Brown, a three-star tackle from Savannah (GA) Christian, chose the Cardinals over Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, USF and Mississippi State.
Louisville assistant Ron Dugans played a major role in Brown and Ivery's recruitment. Here's what the 6'1, 295-pound Brown told Scout.com's Jason Higdon after a recent visit from Dugans:
"Coach Dugans came in and we sat down and talked about everything with my family," Brown said. "He was able to sit with my mom and dad and answer all our questions. They really like the Louisville family and Coach Dugans and they really enjoyed the visit and so did I. He was telling us even though it's far from home it's all family up in Louisville and I would be taken care of and things like. My parents really liked hearing what he had to say."
Brown wasn't available for comment about his decision after leading Savannah Christian to a 20-3 win over Landmark Christian in the Georgia class-A state championship game Saturday in the Georgia Dome. Savannah Christian's defense, led by Brown, gave up only 75 yards in the final.
Brown visited Louisville last summer and is expected to make an official visit to Louisville in the near future. After visiting Louisville in June, Brown told InsideTheVille.com that Strong's staff really stood out during his trip.
"It felt like family up there," Brown said. "They made me feel like I was at home."
Brown, who made visits to USF and Georgia Tech this season, could make an impact for Louisville next season as a nose guard.
"They're short on nose guards and they said they liked my size and the way I play, how I come off the ball and have real good feet," Brown said after his visit to Louisville last summer. "They said they really need some nose guards and they like me a lot. They want me."
Rated the No. 85 defensive tackle in the nation, Brown recorded 90 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior.