This past weekend, Aaron and his father George Brown hopped in the family car and made the short drive down I-71 to Louisville for an unofficial visit with the Cardinals football program. Brown toured the U of L football facility, met with the coaches and attended the basketball game against Saint Louis.
"We were really, really impressed with Louisville," said George Brown, who had two close friends play at U of L in the early 1990's. "They have really come a long way there. The facilities for the coaches and players are unbelievable."
During his tour of the facilities, Brown spent a few minutes with offensive line coach Mike Summers.
"Coach Summers definately knows what he is doing," said Aaron's father. "He showed Aaron a couple things. When we got home we went and tried what he told us and they work. He taught him some really good stuff. They are things he'll now use for his senior year."
The Brown's, who also visited Indiana over the weekend, will be embarking on a longer journey starting at 4:00 a.m. Thursday morning.
However, while he is currently making a number unofficial visits, Brown has yet to decide if he will participate in any combines this spring and summer.
"We haven't really decided yet," explained Brown. "The coaches already know him, so he may take that time off and just work, then start getting ready for the season."
Not only do the coaches know him, but they are already offering scholarships. As of Tuesday, Brown had received 21 written offers, which includes Louisville, Syracuse, Purdue, Ohio State, LSU, Michigan, Auburn, Florida State, Cincinnati, Alabama and others.
"It's so early in the process it is hard to say who is better than the other," explained Brown. "He is going to take his time to decide. He wants to make sure that he finds a place where he feels comfortable."
While it is going to be a long road to Brown's commitment, the Louisville coaches appeared to have made a strong initial impression.
"Louisville is looking good so far," continued Brown. "The coaches there are doing a great job. We're definately coming back down for either the spring game or just to watch a practice."
Aaron grew up a fan of a particular team, but his father was quick to note that it won't play a factor in his son's decision.
"He grew up liking the Buckeyes, but who you like and where you go are two different things," Brown said. "He just wants to find a place that fits him best."
When Aaron isn't in school, where he carries a 3.5 GPA, or on the road visiting college programs, he can usually be found in the gym.
Brown runs 35 laps at the gym on a near daily basis, as well as hitting the weights multiple times a week.
"He's ready to go now," Brown said.