'09 Premier Prospect: WR Justin Brown

Pack Pride continues it's look at some of the top Wolfpack prospects for the class of 2009. Today we profile talented Delaware wideout Justin Brown.

WR Justin Brown

6-3, 200 pounds, 4.6-seconds in the 40

Concord High School, Wilmington, Delaware

Junior Stats: As a junior, Brown caught 19 passes for 556 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had 33 tackles and three interceptions on defense. He was named all-county, and all-state as a wide receiver (second team), defensive back (first team) and punter (third team).

Ranking: Brown is currently ranked a three-star prospect and the No. 37 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com.

The early word: After targeting DE Leon Mackey from Delaware last year, the Pack has set it’s sights on another standout from that state for the class of 2009. Brown is a talented football player with above average size for a wide receiver and the versatility to potentially play defense as well. He doesn’t have blazing speed but is a very reliable pass catcher but may have been a bigger force on defense as a junior. He is a player that State has shown quite a bit of interest in early.

Scholarship offers: NC State, Maryland, UNC, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Iowa, Virginia Tech, and Rutgers

Top Schools: Brown is not publically naming any favorites at the current

Timeline for a decision: Will likely make a decision much later in the process

Interesting side-note: Brown is a god friend of Leon Mackey which may play in Virginia Tech’s favor

NC State recruiting coach: Defensive back’s coach Mike Reed

NC State connections: Reed is a Delaware native and has shown the ability to connect with players from that region. Brown is a player that has attracted a ton of interest so based on his later decision timeframe, it is very important for the Pack to try to establish itself in his top five in order to land an official visit later in the year or early in 2009.

Behind the scenes: It doesn’t appear that Brown has any quiet leader as of now. He has only made unofficial visits to Rutgers and Maryland thus far. Because of location, the Terps may be a program to keep an eye on down the road.

Wolfpack Visits: State has done a solid job with Brown thus far and will have to keep the pressure on to stay in the race. He has said that he plans to visit for the spring game and may camp at State this summer. If State can pull off those two visits then they should be in good shape to land an official visit later in the year. It is paramount for the Wolfpack to get him on campus as much as possible to have a fighting chance when decision day rolls around.


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