No. 10 OT Tommy Brown Looking to visit Michigan

Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei 2018 offensive lineman Tommy Brown talks potential Michigan visit and more.

Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei 2018 offensive lineman Tommy Brown received his Michigan offer in the fall, and U-M's coaching staff hasn’t stopped recruiting him since.

What U-M’s message to Brown?

“Mostly it’s them trying to get me out there to take a visit,” Brown said. “Which I really like to do. It’s just trying to figure out the flight and money and stuff. But it’s most for to get there for a visit to see if I like it or not.”

Adding: “I’ve never been to Michigan before, so it would probably be in the summer,” Brown said of his visit timeline. “Because that’s actually when I have time to travel, we get a three week break before football. So it might be those three weeks when they are having camp their offensive line camp. So Maybe I can make the camp and show them what I have. I just want to see the campus. I hear the stadium is pretty amazing. So I got to see it for myself.”

While Brown lives in sunny California, he admits that distance won’t play a major role in his recruitment if other factors come into play.

“Distance will be a factor but it won’t be a deal breaker,” Brown said. “I want to play where I can get a good education, and I can play good football. If that happens on the west coast, the east coast or all over, Michigan is definitely one of those schools that has the degree and has the football to back it.

“It is farther for my family, but they know I get to do what I love. And it’s different with television these days, it’s not like my dad when my dad was at Alabama in ’82, and my grandpa never got to watch him.”

One key factor in Brown’s recruitment is player development, which is something he pointed out Michigan has a good track record of these days.

“It’s definitely a factor, because I do want to go to the NFL,” Brown said. “If I have been coached by guys who have been there, it’s going to help me out more because they know what they are teaching.”

Upcoming, Brown says he plans to visit Washington and Oregon in April. He also says he plans to take all five of his official visits before announcing his commitment after his senior season is completed. 

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