With the recruiting process winding down five schools have emerged as favorites for Ohio tight end Benson Browne.
At 6-6 and 240-pounds Browne is an intriguing tight end prospect for some coaches. He has outstanding size, and his athleticism and hands make him a quality target in the passing game.
Pack Pride spoke with him this week and Browne pointed to five schools that are standing out above the rest.
"My favorites are NC State, Purdue, Louisville, Illinois and West Virginia," Browne said.
Browne said West Virginia, Louisville and Illinois have a slight advantage over NC State and Purdue. All of those schools, with the exception of Purdue, have offered him a scholarship. The only one of those schools that Browne has officially visited is West Virginia.
"I was there a couple of weeks ago when they played against Cincinnati. I'm from Cincinnati, and they blew them out," he laughed. "It was fun. It was a whole different side of the school that I had never seen before. I was overwhelmed, really."
Browne said he also has an official visit to Illinois scheduled for December 10. He will try to set up at least a couple of official visits for January, as the rest of his December schedule is filled up. He said he just needs to see more of NC State and Purdue before he is ready to put those schools on par with the other three at the top of his list. That said, he likes what they have to offer based on what he knows so far.
"I talked to coach Horton the other day," Browne said. "I'd definitely put them in my top five. I really like them especially since they've been successful over the past year."
Playing style will be a huge factor for Browne between now and Signing Day as he is making his decision. Though he is a bigger tight end, he said he wants to find an offense that utilizes the tight end heavily in the passing game.
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