Cards enter race for lineman Aaron Brown

<b>VIDEO FEATURE</b> Cincinnati Princeton High School's <b>Aaron Brown</b>, who likely projects as an offensive tackle in college, is quickly picking up scholarship offers, including one recently from Louisville.

After signing a stellar class of offensive linemen, including Brian Roche, who was rated among the nation's 25 best linemen, Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino isn't letting any time pass without searching for others of that calibar in the class of 2006.

On Tuesday, Cincinnati Princeton High School's Aaron Brown received a written scholarship offer from the University of Louisville in the mail.

The 6-foot-6, 280-pound Brown will without question be among the nation's top offensive line prospects by when the initial rankings are released in the near future. Publisher Dave Berk, who has years of experience evaluting Cincinnati area high school prospects, first saw Brown in action prior to the start of the 2004 season and then a second time just a few weeks into the season.

"Playing both offense and defense, Brown showed great leverage, strength and athletic ability," said Berk. "He's got long arms and does a great job in his punch as an offensive lineman. But Aaron is not just some big kid lined up to block defenders. Aaron is an athlete and also plays defensive end. While some could look at young Aaron for their defense, a future as an offensive lineman will make Aaron a player with a future beyond college."

However, Louisville isn't unique with their early offering, as other BCS programs such as Purdue, Miami, Cincinnati, LSU, West Virginia, Ohio State and Pittsburgh have extended Brown scholarships offers.

The links below are highlight clips from Brown's junior season. The clips are a bit choppy, but you can see Aaron in pregame warmups and in gametime action. He is No. 75 and plays on both sides of the line.

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