Michael Brown (6-5, 265 lbs., 5.0 in the 40, 2.7 GPA, 18 ACT) is the teammate of lineman Courtney Abbott. Tom Beaver spoke with Abbott on Tuesday and I was able to follow up with Brown Thursday morning. Brown plays on both sides of the ball but is likely to stay on the defensive side in college. On defense he had 115 tackles his sophomore year, followed up by 75 tackles and 6 sacks as a junior. He is getting a lot of attention from the Southern schools but has no problem making college plans North of the Mason-Dixon line.
How is your summer going?
"Good, we're working out at school and doing passing leagues. We travel a little bit but not too far."
What colleges have offered you scholarships?
"Let's see, LSU, Auburn, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Texas, and Central Florida. I think that's it."
Out of that list do you have a top five?
"Georgia, Virginia, LSU, Michigan, and Florida."
Do you have an offer from Michigan?
"Coach (Scot) Loeffler gave me a verbal offer, but I don't have a letter and I haven't spoken to Coach (Lloyd) Carr. Coach Loeffler told me they would be recruiting me as a defensive tackle and that's where I want to play in college."
What are you looking for in a school?
"I'm not real picky. I guess I'll look at the depth chart, I'd like to play right away but if the coaches thinks it's best for me and the team to redshirt than I'll do that. I want to major in Sports Management. I don't have a problem leaving Georgia either. My family is behind me whatever decision I make. Mainly its going to be wherever I feel the most comfortable."
Are you going to any camps this summer?
"I went to the 1st and 10 Camp at Georgia already so I'm not going to any others. Most of the coaches told me I don't need to go to any camps."
Do you have any visits set up?
"I think I'm going to Georgia this Saturday. After that I don't have any set up, but I want to visit Michigan, LSU, and Kentucky."
When will you make your decision?
"Sometime during the season. I want to take a couple of my visits then decide."
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