Fremont Ross CB Greg Brown first burst onto Michigan's radar at last year's summer camp as a precocious freshman that more than held his own against prospects one and two years his senior. His aggression, quickness, and great ball skills made him one to watch. He carried those same traits onto the football field during his sophomore campaign and further established himself as one of the state's best.
"I did real good," said Brown recalling his season. "I scored a few touchdowns on defense. I played both ways. I never really came off the field. I scored a couple on offense too. We went 8-2."
Brown is hoping to build on that success both collectively and individually. He expects the Little Giants to be even better next year and believe will be one of the big reasons for that improvement. Now checking in at 5-10 and about 170-pounds, Brown is bigger, stronger, and faster than last year. Those improvements were on display at Michigan's summer camp this week where his outstanding ball skills made him one of the tougher corners to beat.
"The camp was nice," he. "I liked the competition. It was good, but I expected it be. I think I did good."
It's obvious the Michigan coaching staff did too based on the news the talented youngster received from the Wolverines after leaving camp.
"(Coach Rodriguez) offered me," Brown reported. "I was hoping it was going to happen. I was happy it did."
Michigan is the second school to extend an early offer to the junior-to- be, joining the Central Michigan Chippewas. The rest of the Big Ten is apparently showing interest, but there is one in particular that Brown is hoping to hear more from.
"Ohio State is kinda talking about offer, but they haven't quite yet," he said. "To tell you the truth, I'm thinking about just narrowing it down to Ohio State and Michigan right now. Probably relationship with the coaches will make the difference."
If Brown follows through on his plan to pare down his list, his upcoming visit to Columbus could prove crucial.
"I go to Ohio State on the 26th," Brown reported. Probably at the camp I'll try to build a good relationship (with the coaches). I already have a good one with Coach Gibson though."
"If I had to choose, it would be Michigan right now," he said. "I really like Coach Gibson. I got to know him good last year too. We'll see how things go with Ohio State."
GoBlueWolverine will have more on Brown in the weeks and months to come.