Nebraska offer makes it a dozen

It's been a popular theme this spring; the Huskers are hitting Texas hard for recruits. Today, the Huskers extended an offer to one of the top players in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. This player had nearly 100 catches last season to go along with his 6-foot-5 frame. Nebraska looks to be sitting good too with a possible summer visit to come.

At 6-foot-5 and 195-pounds, Brady Brown is a tall receiver that is receiving a lot of recruiting attention. The latest offer came today when Nebraska ponied up an offer.

"Yes sir," Brown said. "They offered me today around lunch; it was about 11:00 or so. Coach Tim Beck and Coach Carl Pelini were up at my school today.

"I think that Nebraska came by the school a couple of weeks ago to get my tape. They came back today and said that they were offering. They came today to tell me the good news."

The Nebraska offer means a lot to Brown who lives in Argyle (Texas) Secondary School. It's hard to knock the credibility of a Big 12 team when you are living in Big 12 country.

"Oh, I think that it's huge. I live in Big 12 Country so I know that it's a big time program. They have won five national championships and they are a dominant force of college football."

The Nebraska offer makes it a bit of a milestone for Brown's offer total. Other than Nebraska, Brown is holding onto 11 other offers.

"The Nebraska offer makes it a dozen for me. I have offers from Tulsa, Kansas, Iowa, Vanderbilt, Duke, Rice, Purdue, Navy, Air Force, Utah and New Mexico State along with the new offer."

Out of the 12 offers that Brown is holding he admits that some are standing out. The latest offer, Nebraska, is one of the schools that he is concentrating on a little bit.

"I have a list of about six that I am looking at harder. Like Kansas, Nebraska now, Vanderbilt, Iowa, Purdue, Utah and a couple of others. I am really looking forward to looking into it."

Brown has great ability on the field and in the classroom. He boasts a 3.7 GPA and a 24 on the ACT to go along with the taller frame you look for in a receiver. That is why he is looking at the football and academic sides of a school when he makes his decision.

"Mostly, they have to have a decent football team. Hopefully, I will pick a school that has a good football team, but I am also looking for good academics. I want to do well in school."

At 6-foot-5, you'd think that Brown might be that "niche' receiver. The guy that is only used in the red zone. However, for Argyle he is more of a possession receiver or a go-to guy who also gets those fade/corner opportunities in the end zone.

"I am more of a possession type receiver. I run great routes and catch the ball well. When we need 10 or 12 yards, I believe that I can get those. I can break tackles with my size.

"I also get the corner and the fade routes to the end zone. When we get to the 10 or 15 yard line we will run that. I get a chance to use my height against some of the smaller cornerbacks."

Just to prove that Brown isn't lying about being a more possession receiver; he put up monster numbers last year. Numbers that carried with it a truckload of offers.

"I believe that I had 96 catches for 1,085 yards and 12 touchdowns. I received all-state (3A), all-district, all-region and all-area honors last year as a junior."

The Huskers are a team that Brown would like to go and see this summer. There are some plans that he has made, that still seem to be fluid to some extent, but Nebraska seems destined to get a visit.

"Yeah, I will try and visit Nebraska this summer. We have some things to figure out. We have some other planned visits, but I think that we'll really visit Nebraska."

Following some visit plans this summer Brown is planning to come to a decision once he makes the visits, trims the list and thinks about things. "Hopefully, the mid to the late part of the summer. Once I go and make some visits I will narrow it down from there."

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