N.C. RB Liking UNC

WAKE FOREST, N.C. --- On the morning of what was supposed to be a rare day off in June, Jordon Brown received an early phone call from Durham (N.C.) Southern head coach Darius Robinson. Robinson’s message: wake up; we’re heading to Chapel Hill.

“He just said that Coach [Larry] Porter wanted me to come down to the camp,” said Brown, a class of 2016 prospect. “[Robinson] said that Coach Porter wanted me to meet all the [North Carolina] coaches and get in a work out to see how I looked in person.”

Brown, a 5-foot-10, 178-pound running back, immediately jumped out of bed and awaited Robinson to pick him and his parents up. In his haste, Brown neglected to grab breakfast.

After making the short trip from Durham to Chapel Hill, Brown and company arrived at UNC in time to catch the tail end of camp registration. During warm-ups, he began to feel a dizziness, which persisted until he spent some time on the sideline following the agility station portion of camp.

“I got an ice pack to cool down a little bit,” Brown said. “But after that I just went back out.”

Once he rejoined the running back group, Brown was tutored by Porter, the Tar Heels’ running backs coach.

“He tried to give me a couple pointers,” Brown said. “He said he was impressed with my 40 time. He seems like a pretty good coach. I feel like he’s somebody I could play for.”

On a notoriously slow turf surface, Brown ran 40-yard dash times of 4.48 and 4.5 seconds.

“I think I did pretty well,” Brown said of his camp performance overall. “I think I did pretty well in the one-on-one and I had my best 40 time there. I feel like I had a pretty good performance.”

Following the camp, Brown’s parents spoke at length with Porter, though Brown’s conversation with Porter was limited.

“He just said he liked the type of player that I am,” Brown said. “He likes my versatility and he thinks I could excel in his offense.”

June’s camp was the latest in a long line of visits Brown has made to UNC. He camped at the school last summer and attended three games last fall.

“I like Carolina,” Brown said. “I’m a Carolina fan. They haven’t offered me, but I like Carolina. It would be a good place to have an offer from.”

Brown does hold offers from five schools –Boston College, East Carolina, NC State, Wake Forest, and West Virginia.

Most schools are recruiting Brown, he says, as a versatile athlete capable of playing either running back or slot receiver.

Brown visited Wake Forest last week – his only other summer recruiting trip – and plans to return to the school this week to receive a more in-depth look at the campus. He’s also planning a return to NC State, which he visited during the spring. Outside of the aforementioned schools, Brown has visited East Carolina.

This football season, Brown plans to attend games at each of the schools that have offered, plus several showing significant interest including UNC.

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