Brown: 'I Really Enjoyed Myself'

Scout.com four-star prospect Kourtnei Brown was one of the top targets in Chapel Hill over the weekend for an official visit with North Carolina.

"The people there were great," said Brown. "I really enjoyed myself. They have a great coaching staff and they should be good in the long run."

After arriving Saturday afternoon, Brown, a 6-foot-5 225-pound defensive end from Charlotte (N.C.) Victory Christian Center, received a brief tour of Kenan Stadium and meet with the coaching staff.

"They're some great people to talk to and to be coached up under," said Brown.

Brown then spent the rest of the night with his host, Kennedy Tinsley, in the dormitory playing video games and hanging out with other players.

After attending a chapel service and having breakfast, Brown received a full-fledged tour of the campus Sunday morning.

"I went to the academic center, the dormitories and stuff," said Brown. "Also, they knew that I would be interested in [majoring in] Sports Management. So they had people from Sports Management [Department] come and talk to me and tell me a little more about what classes I would have to take if I came to Carolina.

On Monday Brown received the opportunity to meet not only head basketball coach Roy Williams, but also legendary Tar Heel basketball coach Dean Smith.

Brown verbally committed to Alabama in July, but softened the pledge with the dismissal of Mike Shula. Brown said he "doesn't know" the current status of his pledge.

Regardless, Brown is considering three schools as possible college destinations.

"It's going to be between Alabama, Clemson, and Carolina," said Brown. "They're all about the same."

Over the next week or so, Brown will weigh out the pros and cons of each school with his family.

"First of all, I want to graduate," said Brown. "Also, I'm looking for a place where if I go there when I come out I'll be a lot better of a person than I was when I went. I'm looking for playing time and a chance to go into the NFL."

Brown is planning to announce his final decision on Signing Day. He's in the process of working out the details for a press conference at his high school on that day.

Kourtnei Brown Profile


Inside Carolina Top Stories