Huskers latest to offer Garden State CB

A little of this and a little of that. Although his offers as a running back out-number his offers as a cornerback he is equally gifted on both sides of the ball. He not only proved that last season, but at his latest camp.

Donald Brown is being recruited to do just about everything on the football field. The 5-foot-11 and 190 pound standout from Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic has offers at running back, cornerback and also as a returner. His latest offer followed his last camp.

"I went to Nebraska," Brown said. "I had a lot of fun. I got there on Friday night and practiced on Saturday. I also did a session on Sunday."

Brown did one session at running back and two sessions as a cornerback while at Nebraska. He had a chance to work closely with two of the newest coaches at Nebraska, Coach Randy Jordan and Coach Phil Elmassian.

"They were really easy to talk to. They are just nice guys in general. Both were really good teachers at their position."

Brown is up to six offers with four coming to him as a running back and the other two as a corner back. "I have a little bit of both. Toledo, Temple, Iowa and Wisconsin are recruiting me as a running back. Tennessee and Nebraska said that they like me at corner back and to help with returning duties."

Although Brown hasn't received the written offer, Head Coach Bill Callahan assured him that one would be there in a couple of days. "Yes, he said to expect one soon."

Brown had this to say about his trip to Nebraska, "The stadium caught me eye and the facilities. I've seen the stadium at Penn State, Ohio State, Syracuse, UConn, Virginia and Virginia Tech. It just looked so new and big. They press boxes were just so high. I really liked it (the trip) a lot. It was really impressive."

Brown may enjoy running the football a little bit more than playing defense, but his stats won't let you down wherever you decide to play him. Last year he had 1,115 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns while adding 271 yards receiving. He also had 53 tackles, 14 pass breakups, and two interceptions at his cornerback spot.

"My strength playing cornerback are my long arms. It's easier for me to play press coverage with my long arms. I also have good speed."

Good speed is an understatement. While Brown wasn't impressed with his times in Lincoln he obviously impressed the coaches running 4.40 and 4.43 second 40-yard dashes. He also ran a 403 shuttle and put up 33 inches on the vertical jump. "That was a really bad vertical," Brown said.

With six offers in the books for Brown he will have to eliminate some schools for official visits. However, the list of offers seems like it could soon grow again with Virginia and Notre Dame appearing to be close to offering.

"Virginia is very interested. I'm hoping that they offer. I am going to camp there in a couple of days. The same goes for Notre Dame. I will be going to camp there the 29th."

Brown does have a current top six with (in no particular order): Tennessee, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Virginia and Notre Dame.

Brown is also a standout in track with personal bests of 21'-long jump and 42'-triple jump.

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