Following an unofficial visit to Missouri over the weekend, 2014 WR prospect Nate Brown 6’3” 210 Suwanee (GA) North Gwinnett spoke with ShowMeMizzou.com about his visit, and he updated us on his recruitment.
“It was great!” explained Brown, beginning to talk about his second unofficial visit to Missouri. “The fans and the coaches showed me a lot of love. The hospitality was probably the best of anywhere I’ve been.”
Brown and his father drove up to Missouri last Friday, and they spent all day Saturday at Mizzou.
“He was really impressed with the (Missouri) campus,” said Brown, speaking of his father. “My parents just want what’s best for me. (My father) shares my same enthusiasm for the (Missouri) program.”
Brown went on to talk about what he likes about Missouri.
“The coaches just seem straight forward,” said Brown. “I talk with Coach Grinch constantly. I mean, they just seem like straight forward people. What you see is what you’re going to get. I just really like that. I don’t want to go into a program thinking one thing, and then end up committed there, and then getting something else. So, I like that a lot. And also in the game, I mean they started off a little slow, but just how they use their receivers, in terms of the percentage of pass plays, and also the different routes they have them running, I feel like I could be effective in their offense, the type of offense that they run.”
Brown holds offers from Akron, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, Minnesota, Mississippi State, UMass, UNC Charlotte, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky, and Yale, among others, in addition to Missouri.
Brown’s had Missouri and Vanderbilt on top for most of the summer, and he still does.
“Vanderbilt and Missouri are my top two,” explained Brown, who said that Missouri is recruiting him the hardest. “That’s another thing. I want to go somewhere that they want me. Missouri has probably showed me the most, and they’re recruiting me the hardest, and they really want me at their school.”
Brown said that he spent time on Saturday speaking with Coach Pinkel.
“They’re not really putting any pressure on me,” explained Brown. “I’m probably going to make a decision here next week. I’m going to try to get up to Vanderbilt for a game, just to get another assessment on the two schools, and make my decision off of that.”
Brown said that he wants to major in business, marketing, or sports medicine. He talked about his criteria for choosing a school.
“I mean, it’s hard to really put into words,” explained Brown. “My biggest one is just sort of that home feeling. Like just going to be around the players, and being around the coaches, and just getting a feel for what that kind of life style is. That’s the biggest thing for me, along with academics, and how I would fit in with the football program and the offense. Those type of things.” "