Brown a Frequent Visitor

Jordon Brown, 2016 athlete from Durham (N.C.) Southern, has made three trips to North Carolina this season. Only one of those visits was for a game.

Brown’s two most recent visits occurred earlier this month.

In addition to UNC, Brown has visited Duke, East Carolina, NC State, and Wake Forest this season. The Duke and Wake Forest trips were for Thursday night games (UNC and Clemson, respectively). His visit to Raleigh was when the Wolfpack hosted Florida State, while his trip to Greenville was for the UNC game.

“I’d say the in-state schools are sticking out, because they have easier access to me and I’m closer to them,” the 5-foot-10, 178-pounder said. “Carolina, NC State, and ECU, their coaches actually came to my games. Wake Forest attended one of my practices.”

Brown feels more research is needed before naming a leader.

Kicking off his in-season visits was UNC for its season opening win over Liberty.

“I believe they put up a good amount of points that game,” Brown said. “I just saw how their offense can school, how they have different weapons, and they like to get different people the ball. They like to use their different weapons to attack the defense.”

Shortly after that visit, UNC offered Brown a scholarship. The offer wasn’t his first, but it was perhaps his most significant since he grew up a Tar Heel fan and most of his family members share a strong affinity for UNC.

“It’s a great offer to have,” Brown said. “It’s a great program, historically. It means a lot that they want to offer a lot of players in-state. They see a lot of potential in me to be a great player and that feels good.”

Eight schools in total have offered Brown – Appalachian State, Boston College, Duke, East Carolina, NC State, Wake Forest, and West Virginia.

Accompanied by Southern head coach Darius Robinson, Brown returned to Chapel Hill earlier this month.

“Coach [Larry] Porter and Coach [Larry] Fedora wanted to just sit me down and just talk to me a little bit about what they liked about me,” Brown said. “I guess they just had free time for me to come down, so they wanted to tell me how much they wanted me and [explain] what kind of role I would play in their system.”

UNC is recruiting Brown as an A-back/running back.

“[Porter and Fedora] said they see me as a versatile athlete that can lineup in the backfield, as well as motion out to receiver,” Brown said. “It allows them to change the formation without having to sub in a receiver.”

Brown is very comfortable in that role since he’s used similarly at Southern. While playing in that role this season, he has 919 yards with a 7.2-yard rush average, 34 receptions for 523 yards, and 24 total touchdowns. More importantly, Southern is undefeated and making a strong charge to repeat as NCHSAA 3AA Champions.

“I like getting the ball in space, so that I can make plays and do what I need to do to help the team win,” Brown said.

A week after visiting with his coach, Brown chauffeured several of his family members to UNC.

“My family just wanted to meet with Coach Fedora,” Brown said. “He sat down with them and talked about the program. He said they’re really young and how they’re trying to bring in some talent to help them turn it around.

“They liked the school, they liked the coaches, [and] they liked Coach Fedora. He seemed sincere when he said it’s not all about football – it’s about being a better man and coming to college to be a better person at Carolina. He didn’t make it all about football.”

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