Another Unofficial For Brown

Hamlett (NC) Richmond County star Tavares Brown attended NC State's opener against Virginia Tech and was impressed with the Wolfpack.

"It was a pretty good game," Tavares Brown told Pack Pride. "State came out strong and had a chance to win the game. I got a chance to watch two strong teams play a great football game.

"It was good to see the players again because I've got a chance to get to know some of the guys at State. I thought they could have pulled that one out."

Brown pointed out that he was impressed by the strong play of NC State's recent in-state signees.

"Mario Williams... I love that guy," Brown said. "I just like how he plays. I also saw that Toney Baker got in and played early and Demario Pressley did too. That shows me State is committed to playing the players from around here, and they are not afraid to play the young guys."

Brown, who has written offers from NC State and North Carolina and a verbal offer from Maryland, has received calls from NC State, North Carolina, East Carolina, and Tennessee. He wasn't able to speak with Wolfpack cornerbacks coach Greg Williams, his recruiting coach, but hopes to do so later in the week.

"Caoch Greg Williams called me today, but I'm suppose to call him tomorrow morning," Brown said. "I think he's wanting to invite me up for their game this weekend, I think it's against Eastern Kentucky. I'm going to try and get up and see that game too."

"NC State, [North] Carolina, Tennessee, and East Carolina have been talking to me," he added. "I took an unofficial to North Carolina. I watched them scrimmage, and I saw that I could go in there and play early. I want to go to winning team, but they played great against Georgia Tech and that impressed me. They never gave up in that game."

Brown denied a leader, but one program appears to be on his mind.

"I can't say I have a leader, but Tennessee has always been in my heart," he said. "North Carolina and NC State are kind of pushing in the same direction... I know they both want me."

The knock on Brown appears to be his lack of size, and that's probably why he hasn't picked up even more scholarship offers. Extremely explosive and very strong, the 6-foot-1, 255-pound defensive lineman lacks ideal height to play defensive end or defensive tackle, where most schools are projecting him on the next level. However, he hopes a strong senior season will lead to increased interest and that is why he is in no rush to make a decision.

"There is no need for me to decide right now," Brown said. "I'd rather finish my season and then make that decision. The colleges will be there for me when it's time to pick."

Brown has helped lead Richmond Senior to a 4-0 record, as he has 29 tackles, including 20 solo hits, two sacks, and one fumble recovery.

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