S.C. WR to Visit UNC

Chris Brown plans to visit North Carolina next week.

"I was invited to the New Balance Outdoor Nationals for Track and Field, because I'm currently No. 1 in the nation in the triple jump," Brown said. "It's in Greensboro at North Carolina A&T. So I figured I might as well check out North Carolina while I'm out that way."

Brown, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound wide receiver from Hanahan (S.C.), recorded the nation's two best triple-jumps this year by a high school athlete – 50 feet 8 inches and 51 feet 2.5 inches – at the SCHSL Class AA State Track Meet.

The New Balance Nationals are held June 16-18. Brown says he'll actually compete on Friday, June 17. His UNC visit will likely occur the day before.

"I've told [UNC] that I'm visiting, but I haven't given them the date, yet," Brown said. "I'll probably call them by the end of the week to set everything up for sure."

Brown is hoping to leave Chapel Hill with a UNC scholarship offer.

"They haven't officially [offered me]," Brown said. "But they said all I need to do is come up pretty much, pass the ‘eye test,' and they'll offer. They love my playing ability [and] they love my film – they just want to see me in-person. I don't have to come to camp."

Approximately a dozen schools have offered Brown a scholarship, including Arkansas, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky, Marshall, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

"In no particular order, the five that are sticking out in my head are UNC, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, Michigan, and ECU," Brown said. "All of them communicate with me a lot. I couldn't name the coaches that I'm talking to from other schools, but these coaches [from my favorites] I could name off the top of my head without thinking about it. I have a relationship with them and they've shown they want me the most."

Brown's primary recruiting contact is Troy Douglas.

"[UNC] has been sending me letters since the beginning of the year, but I really started hearing from them a month and a half ago," Brown said. "Recently, [Douglas] put me on the phone with the wide receivers coach, [Charlie Williams], and he said he liked me, too. But mostly I talk with Coach Douglas."

Every school, except for Arkansas, is recruiting Brown as a receiver. The Razorbacks project him as a defensive back.

"I'll still consider [Arkansas], but my first love is wide receiver," Brown said.

Brown will be a four-year starter for Hanahan. He ended his junior season with 52 receptions for 1,105 yards and 16 touchdowns. Defensively, he made three interceptions returning two for touchdowns. He also scored a touchdown on a punt return, a kickoff return, and two on fumble recoveries.

After participating in the New Balance Nationals on Friday, Brown will join his football teammates in Columbia for South Carolina's Seven-on-Seven. Afterwards, Brown will go into "recruiting hibernation."

"I want to make this [coming] season, my best season ever," Brown said. "I want to get bigger. If something comes up, then I'll visit. But I'm putting my focus in preparing for my senior season."

Previously, Brown has visited Clemson, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

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