UNC's Staff the Key for Brown

When Maple Heights (Ohio) wide receiver Charles Brown picked up offers in late January from UConn and North Carolina, he knew he would have to do some quick research to finalize a decision in only a matter of days. UNC's coaching staff led Brown to fax his letter of intent to Chapel Hill early this morning shortly after 8:00am.

"I thought about Butch Davis and his background, and his coaches and their coaching experience in the NFL," Brown said. "I just looked at the big picture. Basically, all of the coaches at UNC have NFL experience. I know what Butch Davis did in the NFL and I know what he did at Miami, so that can't be a wrong move."

The former Bowling Green commitment finished his senior season with 37 catches for 985 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also played cornerback and safety, while being noted as an exceptional punt returner/kick returner. Brown runs a consistent 4.45 40, with a personal best of 4.36.

"I'm ready to make plays," Brown said. "I feel like whenever I touch the ball, no matter if it's a deep pattern or a short pattern, I can take it all the way. I'm strong for my size – I'm 5-foot-10, but I'm 190 pounds and I bench 315. I'm not your average small receiver – I can break tackles. I'm speedy, quick and strong at the same time."

While Brown enjoyed the recruiting process, he was ready for Signing Day to arrive.

"I'm kind of glad it's over because it's stressful," Brown said. "Not the calls and the attention, but the fact that it's a big decision that you have to make. I had to make the decision real quick because UConn and North Carolina offered late. So it was real stressful to decide where I wanted to be at, after going on visits and liking them both. You've got your whole future in front of you, and you want make the right decision. But I broke it down, and North Carolina was where I wanted to be."

Brown plans to enroll at UNC for the second session of summer school, beginning June 21st.

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