Maywood, Illinois' Sergio Brown might remind a lot of Cornhusker fans of the recently departed Fabian Washington, at least if his 40-yard dash times hold up. The 6' 2", 194-pound Brown reports a recently ran 4.27 time in the test along with a 265-pound bench press and a 400-pound squat. He also appears ready to go in the classroom with a 3.1 GPA and a 19 score on the ACT.
As a junior, he tallied 60 tackles and five interceptions along with scoring six defensive touchdowns. As a receiver, Brown had 21 catches and four touchdowns to his credit. Last year, he was named his conference's most valuable player along with garnering All-Conference and All-Area honors.
He claims 22 total offers from all Big 10 schools save Ohio State and Michigan, much of the MAC including Akron, Miami (OH) and schools such as Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, New Mexico and UCLA. He is also receiving heavy interest from Notre Dame at this time. His current Top 5 consists of Nebraska, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico and Michigan State. Brown cites his strengths as his awareness, his skill set, his jumping ability, physicality and athleticism.
When it comes down to it, Sergio Brown knows Nebraska is big time when it comes to college football and claims the relationship between he and the Cornhuskers to be solid. "It's pretty strong. I just need to come see their facilities. They're showing me a lot of love and I'm really interested. I just need to talk to the coaches face to face and see what they're really about," he said.
Brown actually had the opportunity to take a few unofficial visits this summer. "I went down to Iowa, Illinois, Notre Dame and Northwestern. They were okay, there wasn't anything really special that stood out," he said. In terms of official visits, Brown is anxious to get one lined up with the Cornhuskers. "I want to get an official lined up with them. I've got to talk to them about that," he said. Brown also reports that he wants to visit UCLA and New Mexico officially as well.
Sergio reported that he is looking to make his decision sometime between the beginning of the season and the middle of it, most likely after a few visits, presumably the ones he mentions above. In speaking to Brown about big factors in his recruitment, two things stand out the most to him. "How much I'm going to play and big time football because all of the schools that have offered me have good academics so I'm not worried about that," he said.