2016 Target: Jordan Brown

DURHAM, N.C. --- North Carolina assistant coach Larry Porter made an evaluation trip to Southern Durham High School earlier in the week where his focus was on Jordan Brown. Brown, a 5-foot-10, 178-pounder, already holds offers from East Carolina and NC State.

Scouting Report

"Wow," Southern head coach Darius Robinson said. "This kid is going to be special. Jordan Brown can basically do anything that you ask of him. He's a truly talented, smart athlete. He can carry the ball out of the backfield in between the tackles. He can catch swing passes. He can even throw the ball, because he has a baseball background and a real good arm. If I need him to play defense, he's not afraid to go down and make contact. We had him on special teams because he's one of our better tacklers. He's a kid that doesn't complain and just goes and accomplishes his job."

Prep Career

Brown began his prep career at Northern Durham where he played slot receiver as a freshman. The succeeding offseason, he transferred to Southern where he played a hybrid receiver/running back position.

Brown ended his sophomore season with 753 yards and 13 touchdowns on 89 rushes (8.5-yard average) and 23 receptions for 415 yards and three scores.

None of Brown's ‘13 production was more important than the 80-yard touchdown catch and run with 57 seconds to go in the NCHSAA 3AA Title game. The score was the difference in the 38-31 victory over Shelby (N.C.) Crest.

"As a team we won, but he made the big play when we needed it in the state championship game," Robinson said.


In less than two months, Brown has received scholarship offers from East Carolina and NC State. Additionally, Charlotte, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wake Forest have expressed interest. South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wake Forest have asked Brown to visit, while UNC assistant Larry Porter made an evaluation visit to Southern earlier this week to check on Brown.

Most schools are recruiting Brown simply as an "athlete."

Last fall, Brown attended three UNC football games – East Carolina, Miami, and Duke.

"Those were great experiences," Brown said. "I'm a Carolina fan, so I enjoy going to see Carolina play."

Despite his fandom, UNC isn't the school Brown is favoring. Instead, Brown is leaning towards rival NC State because of the amount of attention the Wolfpack coaching staff is showing him.

"I've been there a couple times and I think it would be a good place to go," Brown said.

Besides UNC and NC State, Jordan has visited Charlotte and East Carolina.

Extra Notes

Brown also excels in the classroom with a 4.2 grade-point average.

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