Five Sticking Out For Brown

Durham running back Jordon Brown has five schools atop his list, and he'll be making a return visit to UNC soon.

RANDLEMAN, N.C. --- While he’s still hesitant to officially anoint “favorite schools,” Jordon Brown does admit that five schools have separated themselves from the other 13 that have offered.

“North Carolina, Wake Forest, South Carolina, Oklahoma State, [and] West Virginia are sticking out,” the 5-foot-11, 186-pound running back from Durham (N.C.) Southern said. “They’ve just shown the most interest in me. I haven’t had to reach out to them, because they’re always reaching out to me. They’ve shown that they’re really interested in me coming to their school.”

Larry Porter, who not only recruits Durham but also coaches UNC’s running backs, is captaining Brown’s recruitment for the Tar Heels. The two communicate on a weekly basis.

“We talk about football, how coming in early would help, and the things we could go over the next time I come in on a visit,” Brown said.

For much of UNC’s June camp schedule – including the “Beast of the Hill,” which Southern Durham participated in – Brown was enjoying a family cruise. Prior to shipping out, he made his latest visit to UNC.

“Coach [Larry] Fedora just wanted to talk to me about just the thing that they had going on as far as the academics, probation – stuff like that,” Brown said. “They were telling me how it wouldn’t affect the football program.”

The information put Brown as ease.

“It makes me feel better about the situation,” Brown said. “If I chose to go there, I wouldn’t have to worry about bowl bans or stuff like that.”

After visiting Wake Forest on Monday, Brown will look to return to UNC sometime this week.

“They want to get me around the players,” Brown said.

Originally, Brown had planned to make a verbal commitment before the end of the summer. Those plans are in danger of being delayed.

“I’m not sure – it probably will go into the season a little bit,” Brown said. “It’s a hard decision to make and I want to make sure I make the right decision.”

Brown could use the extra time to take a few official visits. However, he hasn’t identified any definite destinations.

“Oklahoma State was probably one [of my likely official visit destinations], but they said they might have a running back about to commit,” Brown said.

Brown is unsure if he’ll officially visit UNC.

“I’ll probably try to go somewhere that’s farther away that’s more expensive to travel to on my own,” Brown said.

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