Brown Looking to Decide Soon?

When it comes to running backs the state of North Carolina is loaded this year, boasting three of the nation's finest talents. <P> Greenville (NC) Rose's Andre Brown could in fact be the best of the group, and could he look to make a decision in the near future?

"Actually, I still want to wait until my officials are over, but I could see myself committing early," Andre Brown told StateFans. "If I decided soon it could be towards the end of the summer or at beginning of my last year. I didn't even know that you could choose a school and still visit other colleges so that's interesting to me."

Brown recently returned to Greenville, North Carolina after spending time with family in Maryland. Rumors were swirling that he could in fact remain in Maryland for his final year of high school, and we asked him about those rumors.

"No, I'm going to stay here in Greenville at Rose this year. We just got in a couple of transfers, an offensive lineman and quarterback, that are going to make us a better team and I think we can be real good. My offensive line is going to be one of the best and the new quarterback is kind of small, but he's quick and has a good arm."

With visiting family in Maryland, Andre didn't get to attend many camps. However, he did make it to the one-day camp at N.C. State.

"I went to the one-day camp at N.C. State. I didn't really workout much, but I did visit the new facilities. Oh my goodness, it's crazy! Let's just say I like what's going on up there."

"I'm going to try and camp at Virginia Tech in July if I can. That's depending on transportation and all that stuff though."

Brown did inform us that he recently received a new "official" offer, and he's happy to get this one.

"Florida State just officially offered me, and that's cool. FSU, I grew up a fan of them. The atmosphere down there is crazy, and it's just great. I've talked to them about taking my official visit and they want me to come down during a home game. I may try and make it down for the game with Miami that's at FSU this year."

The new offer from FSU raises Andre's offer list to nearly a dozen, as the Seminoles join NC State, UNC, ECU, Duke, Virginia, Maryland, Nebraska, LSU, and Wake Forest. At the moment, Brown's concentrating mainly on four.

"My top four are [NC] State, Florida State, Maryland, and Virginia. The top two would definitely be State and FSU though because I like both of those schools alot."

N.C. State impressed Brown during his one-day camp, and it's no secret as to why.

"I just think State's a good program. The direction is up for them and they are always going to be a good team. The coaches are great and they have a pretty good system going on there. I like the academics and the tuturing system they have set up."

With two of N.C. State's running back recruits failing to qualify, Brown sees this as a potential positive for the Wolfpack.

"Well, I'm not worried about other recruits, but I could see that as being a good thing for me. Now instead of them being ahead of me on the depth chart and knowing all the plays, we could come in together on the same level and I'd have the chance to beat them out."

It's been clear that the Wolfpack and Seminoles have held the edge for Brown throughout his recruitment, but who will win out? Stay tuned, because this one "could" be over in a couple of months.

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