What Can Brown do for MU?
With a large chunk of their scholarships for 2008 already taken by the 14 high school seniors who have verbally committed, Mizzou's coaches now must focus on a select group of players worthy of those prized few remaining slots. One such player is cornerback Greg Brown of Cedar Hill, Texas.
Brown has Mizzou among his top three choices, along with Arkansas and Kansas. He'll likely visit MU sometime soon, though no date has been set, Cedar Hill coach Joey McGuire told Inside Mizzou.
Brown, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound senior, is a shutdown corner with 4.38-second time in the 40-yard dash. He helped lead his team to a state championship last year and is off to another strong start this year.
"He's a true cover corner. We play a lot of man to man, and he's got really good hips, strong arms, and he plays a lot bigger than 5-11. He's pretty physical," McGuire said. "The last two weeks he's covered the opposing team's best receiver and he's given up one catch. He's been thrown at a few times and hasn't given anything up."
Brown holds 20-plus scholarship offers, including schools like Virginia, Washington State and Kansas State. But he's focused on the aforementioned schools, with Houston and North Texas also having a chance to make a push for him.
"I think he wants to stay close to a certain extent so that his parents can watch him play. They're a pretty close family," McGuire said. "The drive to Missouri is pretty easy, or if you want to fly in, that's not too much of a problem."
Brown would like to make a commitment before the season is over. He'll visit Arkansas this weekend and then will plan more trips. Does that mean the Razorbacks are in the driver's seat?
"No, I think Arkansas just got an early jump. If they were, he would have committed already," McGuire said.
Mizzou recruited two players from Cedar Hill's title team last year, but neither – wide receiver Dez Briscoe (Kansas) or corner William Cole (Oklahoma State) – ended up choosing Mizzou. But it seems the Tigers have a better shot with Brown, who is being recruited by MU linebackers coach Dave Steckel.
"Coach Steck does a great job. He's just got such a great personality," McGuire said.
As always, InsideMizzou.com will keep you updated…
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