St. Louis Vashon's Jerry Brown is a young man that's all about versatility. He plays defensive end, defensive tackle and occasionally tight end for his ball club. Standing 6' 4" and weighing 282 pounds, Brown offers up a frame that could be well suited to all three positions. He runs a 4.8 40 yard dash and holds a 250 pound bench press in addition to a 350 pound squat. During his junior campaign, he racked up 78 tackles, 30 of those being solo with nine for a loss, 12 sacks, and one fumble recovery. He claims offers from Missouri and Michigan State while having interest from Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska. He plans to camp at Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas State as well. He cites his main strength as being able to get into another player's mind.
Growing up, Brown wasn't really honing in on one school in particular, rather, he enjoyed just the sport itself. "I really wasn't thinking about that growing up, I was just growing up and loving the game of football," he said. While schools are mostly looking at Jerry as a defensive prospect, Michigan State has mentioned that they would like to try him out as a tight end if they end up with his signature.
Jerry will be leaving Friday to attend Junior Day at the University of Nebraska and Brown is no stranger to what the Cornhuskers are offering. "They sent me a lot of stuff I just haven't had a chance to talk to any of the coaches. They send me information about the school, camps and their junior day and spring game," said Brown. When speaking to Jerry about some of the major factors that will go into his eventual decision, one item stuck out in particular. "I'd say academics because you have to have a life (after football)," he said. Brown plans to study either business management or real estate.
In planning out his eventual visits following Nebraska, Brown has a few places in mind. "I'm thinking about going to either the Kansas junior day or the Cincinnati junior day," he said. When asked about places he'd like to visit officially, Brown said, "I'd like to take an official visit to Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas State and if I like Nebraska I think I would choose Nebraska, too, " he said. When asked just what about Nebraska attracts Jerry, he said, "Their winning ways over Missouri. Also, I want to go out and experience the world," he said. Jerry is looking to leave the state of Missouri if possible and he's looking for a place where he can be comfortable. Nebraska just might fit that bill. "They've been a lot of what I've expected," he said.