Most recruiting gurus consider the 2015 class of running backs to be one of the best ever in the state of North Carolina. But don't sleep on the class of 2016. While it may not have as much star power at the top it could actually prove to be deeper.
One player that has already established himself as one of the
state's most sought-after players is Southern Durham's Jordon Brown.
Southern has been on a run of late when it comes to producing D-1
talent. NC State landed Spartan WR Maurice Trowell last year while
QB Kendall Hinton (Wake Forest) and ATH Will Cameron (West Virginia)
have made made pledges in 2014.
Winning a state title will draw attention and Brown told Pack Pride
recently that Southern will have to work even harder this year if
they hope to repeat.
"I think it's a little bit of added pressure because we won it once
and it's always hard to do it the second time," said Brown. "We've
got to work that much harder to repeat."
Last season Brown (5-10, 180 pounds) spent the majority of the
season at wide receiver but was moved to running back for the state
title game. He says he hopes to do a little of both in college.
"I like moving outside. Me and Will (Cameron) alternate at running
back a little bit and they've got me doing a little bit of both. In
college I see myself as a guy that could be an every down running
back but I think I could also go out wide or play in the slot when
While he's yet to play his first game as a junior, Brown has already
landed nearly a half dozen scholarship offers.
"I've got offers from East Carolina, NC State, Boston College, West
Virginia and Wake Forest. UNC is recruiting me. They said they were
interested. They like my film but they just want to stay in contact
with me but they really haven't talked about offering yet."
So what about NC State?
"I like State. I like the coaches. I like the atmosphere over there.
The whole team went over and watched State's practice the other day
and I had a chance to talk to Maurice (Trowell). He's doing well and
it's nice to see a guy from Southern doing well over at State."
With nearly a year and a half to go before he has to sign with a
college, Brown said he's nowhere near narrowing down his list.
"I don't really have any top schools right now. I'm just taking in
Brown Already Accumulating Offers
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