Is There a Leader for Corey Brown?

After months of on-again, off-again plans of tripping to Ann Arbor, Monroeville (PA) Gateway high CB Corey Brown finally made his way to Michigan last Friday… and his time on campus didn't disappoint. Does he now have a leader?

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“It was good,” Brown said reflecting on his Michigan visit.  “I really liked it.  My family came with me, and they liked it a lot too… especially my mom.  She really liked the academics and the (academic) facility.  They took us around campus and showed us all the facilities, the stadium they’re (renovating), and the academic center.”

After taking in the sites, Brown’s focus turned toward determining what his role would be should he decide to don the Maize & Blue.  He was pleased with the answer.

“(The coaches) were talking about how they were going to play me and how I fit into their game plan, and they said I’d have a chance to play as a freshman if I come in ready play,” Brown reported.  “They’re losing two corners.  They said the one from California (Donovan Warren) is going to play next year, but he might be done after three years.”

Brown’s time with the coaches helped further cement in his mind that he is definitely a major target for Michigan and not a throw in during their recruitment of his teammate (and recent Ohio State commitment) Dorian Bell.  The opportunity for early playing time in Ann Arbor combined with the academic offerings left the youngster with a very strong vibe about the Wolverines.  However, he is now stopping short of putting them alone on a pedestal.

“I don’t really have no one at the top yet,” Brown stated.  “I’ll probably name a leader after I visit Ohio State.  I’m going up there probably next week or so.”

Tressel & company recently extended Brown a scholarship offer.  That coming on the heels of Bell’s pledge has suddenly made the Buckeyes prime contenders Brown’s services.  A proverbial tug of war during the summer months between two traditional rivals could be on the horizon. 

“I’ll make my decision probably at the beginning of the season,” he said.  “Somewhere around then.”

GoBlueWolverine will have more on Brown in the coming months.

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