An entire fall dedicated to dropping some of that weight and reshaping his frame, Brown now finds himself in an even more advantageous position on the field, and off.
"I feel as though I improved as the season went on," Brown told GoBlueWolverine. "I dropped weight as the season went on. I started at 376 and I finished at 345, what I'm at now. My season was pretty good. I go against a lot of top talent every week so you have to be prepared."
Treating practice as if it were a game has been a large part of Brown's growth on the gridiron, leading to tons of attention from some of the elite programs in college football.
Brown a top eight that includes Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, Georgia, South Carolina, Iowa, Florida and Oregon. One school Brown is constantly receiving mail from is Michigan, and that has the Peach State star very interested in the Maize and Blue.
"I get a lot of letters -- a lot of letters from Michigan," said Brown. "A lot of handwritten (letters). I haven't been able to talk to any coaches lately, I guess ‘cause of bowl season and stuff like that, but I'm pretty excited about Michigan. I know they're pretty interested in me and I'm pretty interested in them."
Previously scheduled to be in Ann Arbor for an unofficial visit in July, Brown wasn't able to make the trip but says he is "definitely going to get up before the season," possibly for a junior day. Looking at the Wolverines track record with offensive linemen, Brown believes he'd be in good hands up north.
"Coach Funk is a great offensive line coach," said Brown. "He's one of the best. You can tell by the caliber of player he's recruiting and the type of offensive linemen they have now, such as Lewan, who's going in the first round. And Coach Hoke is a great coach."
Proving distance won't be a factor in his recruitment, Brown is also in the process of planning trips to Texas and Florida State. As for what he'll be hoping to see once he gets out to see more campuses, Brown is very clear what's important.
"I'm really looking forward to meet the coaching staff, academics -- I want to play for a winning team and the opportunity to play freshman year."
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