Brown a Model of Versatility

Lyndhurst (OH) Brush ATH Pharaoh Brown is one of the top athletes in Ohio in what is an exceptional year for talent in the Buckeye State. GoBlueWolverine caught with the talented youngster discuss his game, his recruitment, his decision timeline, and more. Does this two-way standout have a favorite?


Sam Webb:  Recruiting is obviously going really well for you right now.  Before we talk about that, let's first go back to your high school season and talk about how that went.

Pharaoh Brown:  "I started off as quarterback and then I moved to the defensive side of the ball midway through the season.  I ended with like 51 tackles, about 13 for loss, and about seven sacks."

Sam Webb:  Do you consider yourself a defensive player?

Pharaoh Brown:  "I just considered myself an athlete.  I feel like I can just get better on the football field, so whatever my team needed, I just go there."

Sam Webb:  What is your current height, weight and 40 time?

Pharaoh Brown:  "6'7", 220 and I run a 4.7."

Sam Webb:  Give me a quick scouting report on Pharaoh Brown's game?

Pharaoh Brown:  "I feel like I'm pretty good.  I do what I got to do to help the team to get a win at the end of the day. I feel like I can beat any offensive lineman off the edge.  They might have to put a double team.  Most people in high school, they really just don't run my way no more."

Sam Webb:  Obviously you're very versatile.  Are all the schools talking to you about defensive end?

Pharaoh Brown:  "No, I got a couple of tight ends.  Oregon called my coach and they wanted me to see me at quarterback some more and tight end.  Syracuse was tight end or defensive end."

Sam Webb:  What position is Michigan recruiting you for?

Pharaoh Brown:  "Defensive end."

Sam Webb:  When you reported the offer last week it seemed like it was kind of out of the blue

Pharaoh Brown:  "It caught me by surprise.  That was really like their first contact with me."

Sam Webb: So what is your interest level in Wolverines right now?

Pharaoh Brown:  "It was pretty funny because my assistant coach is an Ohio State fan.  He doesn't like Michigan and he was talking about how they ain't going to throw me the ball if I commit.  It was just funny.  It is pretty funny living in Ohio and half your school don't like Michigan and half of them do.  I like Michigan. They sound like they got a great coaching staff.  I'm supposed to be up there in the next three weeks to see the campus and everything."

Sam Webb:  Are you one of those guys that grew up liking the Scarlet and Grey?

Pharaoh Brown:  "I like Ohio State, but I'm just a football fan.  I watch everybody on Saturday afternoon comes."

Sam Webb:  What schools are you really hearing a lot from right now?

Pharaoh Brown:  "I got offered by Arizona State and Syracuse so far.  Day in and day out there is more coming in, but every day there is something knew."

Sam Webb:  When you say more schools coming in, are you talking more about offers or schools showing interest?

Pharaoh Brown:  "More schools showing interest and more schools talking about offering."

Sam Webb:  Based on what you're hearing, what schools do you think are close to offering you?

Pharaoh Brown:  "Notre Dame, Ohio State, Duke and North Carolina."

Sam Webb:  Have you taken any visits to any schools before?

Pharaoh Brown:  "I've been to Notre Dame and Syracuse so far.

Sam Webb:  Let us speak in recruiting in general -- when you get ready to sit down and make your decision whenever that is, what are going to be the most significant factors in that choice?

Pharaoh Brown:  "Looking at the academics, that's a big part with me.  Most the college teams, your football team is going to be decent.  All college teams are really good, so then academics and like the location.  I know sometimes I get too much into the party (scene) so I got to stay focused on campus with my work.  The coaching staff and that's really about it."

Sam Webb:  Have you given any thought to a timeline for how you would like to have this play out, would you like to have your decision made before your senior season, do you want to wait to after, have you given any thought to that at all?

Pharaoh Brown:  "I'm probably going to start narrowing at the beginning of our season.  I probably won't make a decision until at the end of my high school season."

Sam Webb:  Do you have a favorite right now?

Pharaoh Brown:  "No.  The schools that offered me so far, I really like all those schools."

Sam Webb:  Is distance from home going to be a factor for you when you get ready to make your choice?

Pharaoh Brown:  "No."

GoBlueWolverine will have more on Brown in the coming months.


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Sam Webb: Recruiting is obviously going really well for you right now. Before we talk about that, let's first go back to your high school season and talk about how that went.

Pharaoh Brown: \"I started off as quarterback and then I moved to the defensive side of the ball midway through the season. I ended with like 51 tackles, about 13 for loss, and about seven sacks.\"

Sam Webb: Do you consider yourself a defensive player?

Pharaoh Brown: \"I just considered myself an athlete. I feel like I can just get better on the football field, so whatever my team needed, I just go there.\"

Sam Webb: What is your current height, weight and 40 time?

Pharaoh Brown: \"6'7\", 220 and I run a 4.7.\"

Sam Webb: Give me a quick scouting report on Pharaoh Brown's game?

Pharaoh Brown: \"I feel like I'm pretty good. I do what I got to do to help the team to get a win at the end of the day. I feel like I can beat any offensive lineman off the edge. They might have to put a double team. Most people in high school, they really just don't run my way no more.\"

Sam Webb: Obviously you're very versatile. Are all the schools talking to you about defensive end?

Pharaoh Brown: \"No, I got a couple of tight ends. Oregon called my coach and they wanted me to see me at quarterback some more and tight end. Syracuse was tight end or defensive end.\"

Sam Webb: What position is Michigan recruiting you for?

Pharaoh Brown: \"Defensive end.\"

Sam Webb: When you reported the offer last week it seemed like it was kind of out of the blue

Pharaoh Brown: \"It caught me by surprise. That was really like their first contact with me.\"

Sam Webb: So what is your interest level in Wolverines right now?

Pharaoh Brown: \"It was pretty funny because my assistant coach is an Ohio State fan. He doesn't like Michigan and he was talking about how they ain't going to throw me the ball if I commit. It was just funny. It is pretty funny living in Ohio and half your school don't like Michigan and half of them do. I like Michigan. They sound like they got a great coaching staff. I'm supposed to be up there in the next three weeks to see the campus and everything.\"

Sam Webb: Are you one of those guys that grew up liking the Scarlet and Grey?

Pharaoh Brown: \"I like Ohio State, but I'm just a football fan. I watch everybody on Saturday afternoon comes.\"

Sam Webb: What schools are you really hearing a lot from right now?

Pharaoh Brown: \"I got offered by Arizona State and Syracuse so far. Day in and day out there is more coming in, but every day there is something knew.\"

Sam Webb: When you say more schools coming in, are you talking more about offers or schools showing interest?

Pharaoh Brown: \"More schools showing interest and more schools talking about offering.\"

Sam Webb: Based on what you're hearing, what schools do you think are close to offering you?

Pharaoh Brown: \"Notre Dame, Ohio State, Duke and North Carolina.\"

Sam Webb: Have you taken any visits to any schools before?

Pharaoh Brown: \"I've been to Notre Dame and Syracuse so far.

Sam Webb: Let us speak in recruiting in general -- when you get ready to sit down and make your decision whenever that is, what are going to be the most significant factors in that choice?

Pharaoh Brown: \"Looking at the academics, that's a big part with me. Most the college teams, your football team is going to be decent. All college teams are really good, so then academics and like the location. I know sometimes I get too much into the party (scene) so I got to stay focused on campus with my work. The coaching staff and that's really about it.\"

Sam Webb: Have you given any thought to a timeline for how you would like to have this play out, would you like to have your decision made before your senior season, do you want to wait to after, have you given any thought to that at all?

Pharaoh Brown: \"I'm probably going to start narrowing at the beginning of our season. I probably won't make a decision until at the end of my high school season.\"

Sam Webb: Do you have a favorite right now?

Pharaoh Brown: \"No. The schools that offered me so far, I really like all those schools.\"

Sam Webb: Is distance from home going to be a factor for you when you get ready to make your choice?

Pharaoh Brown: \"No.\"

GoBlueWolverine will have more on Brown in the coming months.

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