OL Enjoys UM Camp; Names Favorites

One of the top offensive line prospects in the state, this talented lineman talked about his experience at the University of Miami summer camp, and where the Hurricanes rank on his current list of favorites.

Osceola High School in Kissimmee is one of the state's top football programs and every year attracts college coaches from all over the country. One of the prospects at Osceola that attracted so many this year is offensive lineman Nick Brown.

Measured at 6-foot-3 and 299 pounds at the University of Miami summer camp last month, Brown also attended the Florida camp. He was brought up to varsity four games into his sophomore season and has started ever since.

In addition to football, Brown is also on the varsity weight lifting and track teams. He threw the shot put 47-4 as a junior and threw the discus 129-5 last season. Inside the classroom, he carries a 3.75 GPA and 21 ACT score.

"We had some coaches that stopped by the school and then called me on the phone during spring," Brown said. "Florida called, Miami called, North Carolina, Alabama – schools like that."

The talented offensive lineman is still waiting on his first scholarship offer, but said he felt good about his summer camp performances.

"Both the Florida and Miami camps went pretty well," he said. "Florida was real nice. There was a lot of competition at Miami."

Brown said the Canes and Gators are both near the top of his list of favorites.

"The schools I like most right now are Florida State, Florida, and Miami. Those are pretty much the main ones," he said. "I also like Stanford. They would round out my top four."

Brown talked about his experience in Miami.

"Coach Art Kehoe called during spring and said he was interested," he said. "He asked me how spring was going and invited me to camp, so I went down there. It was real nice. I liked the school and they have a good program, but the city was very overpopulated. It seemed like every street we got on was full of people."

Brown talked about the factors he'll be looking for in case his early favorites offer a scholarship.

"The football program in general is the big thing," he said. "I want to stay in-state but I guess it might not matter. The size of the school is also important. I kind of like bigger classes but that could change."

Brown talked about his goals for this coming season.

"I want to get stronger," he said. "I want to get quicker, too. Basically I just want to improve, work on my technique, and have a good season – better than last year."


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