There's been a brief lull in the relationship between Calvin Brown and NC State. Will it be brief or have they parted ways?
One of the main reasons the Wolfpack offered Brown, a defensive end from Gainesville (FL), was due to the relationship he had with Drew Hughes. Hughes was NC State's Director of Player Personnel in Dave Doeren's first year as NC State's head coach.
Brown said now that Hughes is no longer with NC State he's not sure what's going on.
"The last time I talked to them was a while ago. It was Coach Hughes from NC State that was recruiting me. He actually saw my highlight tape. My old coach informed him about me and they had a connection. So before my old coach left he said I was a good young kid. He told him to check out my highlights to see if he would like it and he did. But Coach Hughes is no longer with NC State. He went to Florida."
While Hughes was still with NC State the coaching staff informed Brown that he had an offer. The status of that offer is unknown with contact falling off over the past couple of months.
If NC State gets involved again they will have Brown's attention. Until that happens he has to think about other schools that are talking to him.
"They're still in it because it's a big ACC school but they've got to start communicating so I can find out if they still want me. I've been talking to Utah, Indiana, South Florida and Western Michigan a lot. Right after school gets out I have some camps at schools that want me to come there. I know I'm going to Kentucky, Florida and Miami."
Brown said he wants to wait until those camps are over before he starts to think about making a decision as more offers could be coming. One school is on his mind a lot these days because of the amount of interest they are showing.
"I do like how Utah is sticking by me even though I'm still a young talent that needs to be developed a little more," said Brown.
The 6-4, 220-pound defensive end/outside linebacker could take official visits to schools like Utah that would be more difficult to visit this summer.