Donald Brown off to a fast start

One of the best prospects this summer at Nebraska's camp had to be Donald Brown. He came in and did enough to receive an offer once he got back home. Nebraska started out recruiting him as a cornerback, have things since changed?

Donald Brown is poising himself to completely shatter the stats he had last season. That isn't a big deal if we are talking about 300 yards rushing on the season. No, Donald rushed for a little over 1,000 yards and scored five touchdowns.

"We're doing well, we're 2-0 right now," Brown said. "Last game I had 287 yards rushing and in the first game I had 182. I'm averaging a little over 11 yards per carry. I've scored five times. One in the first game and four in the second."

Brown is also making his presence felt on the defensive side of the ball as well. "Right now I think that I have about a combined 15 total tackles and two pass break ups. They're not challenging me very much. The teams that we play usually around this area don't throw the ball very much."

Brown is up to seven offers for his services at either running back or cornerback. "I have offers from Nebraska, Tennessee, Toledo, Temple, Wisconsin, Iowa, and UConn. Nebraska and Tennessee are to play cornerback and returning specialist."

Since coaches could start calling in September though it has really opened up the communication and Nebraska has caught wind of what Brown is doing at running back. "Nebraska, I was talking to them the other day and they said there might be a chance of me getting a shot to play running back. I spoke to Coach Cosgrove yesterday."

Brown really prefers offense over defense. He's not going to lie. However, he is very open to what position he plays at the next level in college as long as he gets that shot to play college ball. Has Brown has a chance to see how the running back is used in the new West Coast Offense at Nebraska?

"I really haven't got a chance to sit down and watch any college football yet. I watch a lot of high school football games in the area and they are usually on Saturday in the early afternoon. That is when most of the college football games are on."

Brown has been to Nebraska and overall he'd tell you that it went very good. "I really didn't know what to expect. I went out there very open-minded and I came away very impressed. The facilities, the coaches, and just the way that the people were out there and talking about Nebraska football stood out."

Distance will not be a concern when it comes to picking out a school. With that not being a factor Donald has already scheduled one official to a school that is fairly far away compared to other schools that have offered.

"Right now I have one set to Wisconsin. That is on my bye week because their bye week is the same as my bye week. It will work out good. That is the last weekend in October."

When it comes to sorting out who gets the other four visits there are still some questions in Brown's mind about that too. "I'm really not sure. Three of those visits will definitely go to Iowa, Tennessee and Nebraska. I'm not set on the other one. That could be up to UConn. It could all change if anything else comes up."

Brown will probably wait for the season to wrap up before he takes any other official visits. He would like to wait until he was on a break before he started tackling the recruiting issue. He usually ran track every year, but this year will probably be dedicated to working out and getting in shape for college football.

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