Brown, whose decision came down to UNC and Connecticut, says that his relationship with the Tar Heels' coaching staff gave UNC the ultimate edge.
Originally, Brown had planned to wait to make his decision after hosting in-home visits with both UConn and UNC. Those plans will now likely be altered.
"I called the coaches from Connecticut and left them a voicemail," said Brown. "I told them what I did. I don't know if he's still going to come or not – probably not, but North Carolina's still coming over tomorrow."
The North Carolina coaching staff expressed their excitement to add Brown to their 2007 commitment list.
"[Thigpen] was excited," said Brown. "I talked to him and Coach [John] Shoop – both were excited. They said they're going to call Coach [Butch] Davis. They said he's on a plane and that as soon as he gets off the plan he's going to call me."
Brown, a 5-foot-10 190-pound athlete from Maple Heights (Ohio), is being brought in with the intent of playing wide receiver.
"At first it was going to be DB, but then the offensive coordinator saw the film," said Brown. "So now, they told me definitely receiver. They said, there's a big possibility – if I get the system down – I could see playing time next year."
During his senior season, Brown starred at wide receiver where he caught 37 passes for 985 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also played cornerback and safety, and returned kicks and punts.
He led all receivers at the May 2006 Columbus combine in the 40-yard dash, clocking in at 4.49.