Brown, a 6-foot 260-pound defensive lineman from Rockingham (N.C.) Richmond Senior, officially became apart of North Carolina's 2006 recruiting class at 8:05 – the time his National Letter of Intent was faxed into UNC.
"They did a great job recruiting him," said Emory. "They stay on top of everything all the time. We live in a community that is a Carolina community. John Bunting and Coach [Hal] Hunter did such a good job on him. He went on his own [to Chapel Hill] there three-four times last summer. I don't know what exactly triggered him, but he felt like it was where he wanted to be."
A ‘tweener prospect, the Tar Heels' coaching staff is looking to place Brown at either end or tackle along the defensive line. Emory feels the Scout.com three-star recruit will excel no matter where he plays.
"He's a player and classic overachiever," said Emory. "On the field, they are getting a player that can play any place on the offensive line and any place on the defensive line. They are getting a player with character and a good student."
During his senior season, Brown led a Richmond defense that held opponents to about a touchdown a game. He recorded 124 tackles (79 solo), six sacks, six QB hurries, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.
According to Emory, Brown will qualify and enroll in the summer.