Moving around and traveling is something Jaron Brown is used to. It is why the Cheraw (SC) wide receiver is so comfortable taking recruiting visits. It’s also why the University of Michigan is still on his short list of schools even though Ann Arbor is long way away from the Palmetto State.
“You know, I was an army brat,” Brown said. “My dad was in the military so we moved around a lot. I have lived in a lot of places, so location isn’t a problem.”
Locations do differ, though, and at this time of the year South Carolina is much warmer than Michigan, which is in the midst of being dusted with the usual winter snowfall. Although Brown has been around and seen his share of places, this weekend’s trip to Ann Arbor will be the first time he has really headed north.
“The farthest North I’ve been in probably Virginia,” he reported. “It didn’t really get that cold there. I’m excited to check [Ann Arbor] out though and see how it is. I’m going to ask a lot of questions to the coaches.”
The other schools Brown is still considering are Clemson and South Carolina. He is already very familiar with the two in-state programs and he recently indicated they were out front in the race for his services. That said, Michigan was able to jump into the fray late thanks to the recent changes at the top.
“My interest in Michigan has a lot to do with the staff,” Brown confessed. “They came over from West Virginia where they had been recruiting me hard. Coach Rodriguez called me over break and extended me an offer. I visited him at West Virginia and had a good time with him. Coach Dews, I knew him when he was at WVU too.”
Naturally, the Rodriguez and company have some catch up work to do. However, even though the Wolverines are not a team Brown followed much while he was growing up, he is keeping an open mind and is making the most of his opportunity to learn more about the Maize & Blue.
“I really can’t tell you much about Michigan,” he continued.
“I’m excited to get up there and see it. I know it’s a great
program. They have a lot of consecutive bowl game appearances and like twelve
national championships. Coach Rodriguez was at my school this week and he talked
about the program and everything and it seems like a great atmosphere for football.”