Brown not naming leaders, but holding offers

Looking for a running back? No problem. Looking for a wide receiver? Still not a problem. Looking for a defensive back. Again, not a problem. Looking for a player to play all three possibly? It could be a problem if you weren't looking in Indiana for such a player. One of the nation's best, true athletes is holding onto four offers including one from Nebraska.

Steve Brown is a true athlete. At 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds he will be a four-year starter at Columbus (Ind.) East. Brown is Mr. Do-Everything for his team and earned honors at three different positions last year.

"I play both wide receiver and running back," Brown said. "I was an all-conference receiver, first team cornerback by a magazine that gets put out by our conference, all-area receiver, all-area cornerback and second team all-state as a running back."

Brown had 1,700 all-purpose yards as a junior and on defense, Brown had 30 solo tackles and when Brown gets bored he decides to star as a returner for his team. "I also do return duties. I also return kick offs. I would be interested in returning in college."

Speaking of colleges, four schools have stepped up with an offer, but things are just getting started for Brown when it comes to getting those official letters. "I only have four offers right now. They are from Nebraska, Indiana, Illinois and Purdue. Purdue was the first to offer me in February. Nebraska was the latest to offer."

"A lot of people are really just starting to show a lot of interest. Notre Dame and Ohio State seem really close to possibly offering. Ohio State says that they want to come watch me do a couple of things and so does Kansas State. I don't know if that means that they are close to offering or not."

Brown was on an unofficial this weekend to South Bend and this may be the last Junior Day he attends. "I went to Notre Dame this weekend. I took an unofficial. They had a Junior Day."

Although Brown isn't holding an offer from Notre Dame one could be coming soon. "I don't have an offer from Notre Dame, yet. It was a good trip. I liked everything I saw. They seem really interested and seem like they are going to offer me sometime soon."

Despite growing up in Indiana he didn't follow the Irish like some might expect. He followed a Big 10 team and was a fan of a team in the SEC. "No not really. I really grew up watching Michigan and Florida."

Camps will be starting up soon and Brown has some in mind, but nothing is decided yet on where he will be going. "No, I haven't been to any camps so far this year. I went to Purdue, Illinois and Notre Dame's Junior Days. I went to Notre Dame's spring game. I will make it to a couple of camps, but I don't know which ones I am going to yet."

Track has become a scheduling obstace for Brown recently. It's the same old story for Brown in track like it is in football. He is all over the field in football playing three positions and doing return duties and in track he is running four events. "I run the 100m, 200m, 4x100m and 4x400m. I ran a 10.7 100m this year. We have another guy that is faster than me and he runs anchor in the 4x100m."

Brown was able to lay out what he thinks make him successful at each position that he is currently playing. "I'm not really tall, but I am a little bit of a bigger build receiver. I have some speed so I can get open and do something with it after I catch it. As a running back I read holes well I think. I can cut and do what I need to do to get into the open. As a corner it is my coverage skills. I am able to stay with my guys."

There are obviously more offers to come for Brown, but there is one offer that isn't like the others when it comes to conference and that is from Nebraska. What are the athlete's thoughts on Nebraska?

"I am still open to them. I am not going to rule them out. I don't know, I am really looking. I don't have any leaders. I am pretty much open to anything and everything right now."

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