A starter at Manassas High since his 9th grade year, O.C. Brown is the reigning Region 8A MVP, also earning all-state honors after an impressive junior campaign.
Heading into his recruitment process, Brown said that the road for his services remains as open as ever.
"I just got my first offer from Southern Miss," he said. "I have not even gotten a chance to talk with them. They just saw my video and offered me straight up, so I thought that was cool. I am getting a lot of love from LSU, Tennessee, Alabama, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and West Virginia, as well. Those are the schools that I will probably be looking at next summer and into the fall."
After taking in a pair of junior days to OSU and Ole Miss, Brown has his eyes set on Baton Rouge.
"My coach is trying to get me down there in a couple of weekends for junior day," he said. "I was supposed to come down for the first one, but things got held up because we were not going to make it back in time for my basketball game.
"I definitely want to get down there, though, because I have heard big things," added Brown.
The six-foot-two, 317-pound lineman points to LSU's staff as one of the key elements in his attraction to the Bayou Bengals.
"The staff seems really nice, and I have heard nothing but good things about coach Miles," Brown said. "I really like the style of play that they have, and they are usually one of the top teams in the country. I think it would be a really nice place for me to go and play ball and get an education."
While no offer has been extended, Brown said that he holds out hope that his recruitment will bring him the good news sooner than later.
"I really hope I get an LSU offer, because that is one of my top schools," he said. "I would just be too happy. I don't know if I would commit right on the spot, but it would definitely be tempting."