Brown on track

After disappointing news nearly a week ago regarding Jared Afalava, Big Red Report caught up with another 2012 linebacker in Thomas Brown to talk about his academics and qualifying plan.

The 2012 class was fairly small in size, so losing anyone because of academics will not just be a blow to the class immediately, but potentially to the team for years to come. Thomas Brown says that he has plans to make it to Lincoln in June.

"I'm planning on getting to Lincoln about the second weekend in June," Brown said. "I think that will allow me to enroll in the second session of summer classes."

Despite plans to enroll that means that he has to get through the NCAA Clearinghouse. Brown said that he's actually a credit short of being able to do so, but he's in the process of correcting that right now.

"I have a credit that I need to make up before I can enroll at Nebraska, but it will be done in time. I am short a Psychology class. I am taking the class now."

Brown is a player that you could see in a two-point at just about any of the three, 4-3 linebacker positions. He's also a player that you could see walking up and being more of an edge rusher as either a walk-up 3-4 outside backer or even putting his hand in the dirt as an end if he fills out.

"I am around 210-pounds right now. Nebraska told me that they want to try me out at all of the linebacker spots and where I fit in best is where I will stay at."

Brown was rated a three-star recruit by and was ranked the No. 46 middle linebacker last year as a senior at Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra.

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in's SuperPrep Magazine.
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