S.C. WR to Camp at UNC

While recruiting Cliff Matthews last season, North Carolina – under coach John Bunting – kept tabs on 2008 prospect Jaron Brown. However, amid the coaching change, interest in the 6-foot-2, 185-pound wide receiver seemingly dropped off.

UNC reopened communication with Brown last week when assistant coach Sam Pittman dropped by Cheraw (S.C.) High School.

While NCAA rules don't permit Brown and Pittman to speak directly, Cheraw head football coach Johnny White relayed Pittman's message.

"He was talking about a lot of information about the camp this summer," said Brown. "He was just trying to get me down there. He said it's a great opportunity for them to evaluate me and stuff like that.

"So I'm going to be trying to make it to that [camp] and a lot of others."

Brown is also looking to attend camps at Clemson, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Last summer, Brown accompanied Matthews to UNC for an unofficial visit.

"They have a pretty campus," said Brown. "We got to meet some of the coaches and we got to meet some of the players. It really seemed like a good place to play."

Brown has been offered a scholarship by Clemson, Duke, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia.

Still in the research stages of his recruitment, Brown hasn't eliminated any school from contention.

"Right now I don't really have a favorite," said Brown. "I'm just trying to go out on unofficial visits to all the [interested] colleges. And then I'm going to try to break it down to five before the season starts."

After taking all five of his allotted official visits, Brown will make a verbal commitment.

Brown said he is looking for a school that offers good academics, early playing time, a good coaching staff, and has a winning football program.

Brown participated in the inaugural South Carolina Shrine Bowl Combine held in Columbia on Saturday. While his 26-inch vertical was disappointing, Brown clocked a 4.39-second 40-yard dash and 4.28-second 20-yard shuttle, and benched 185 pounds ten times.

Although Cheraw is known for their rushing attack, Brown still managed 20 catches for 503 yards and 13 touchdowns. From his safety position he made 95 tackles and two interceptions.

White has promised Brown that the Braves will rely more on their passing attack for his senior season.

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