UNC Makes Arthur Brown's Final 10

Kansas linebacker Arthur Brown, who is rated as the top player in the country by Scout.com, has trimmed his list to 10 schools and may be looking to take his first official visit this weekend.

Scout.com five-star prospect Arthur Brown, a 6-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker from East High in Wichita Kan., was one of the first players to be named as an Army All-American and he is excited for the chance to show his skills on national television.

"I just feel that it is a great honor," Brown began. "It will be great to play against the top high school players in the nation and represent my home-state and myself. I look forward to having a great time and competing at the highest level."

As a junior, Brown racked up an impressive 158 tackles, eight sacks and an interception. He is off to another solid start in 2007.

"It has been going good so far," Brown said. "We are off to a great start and we have a tough game coming up against Carroll this weekend. I think I have around 23 tackles and three sacks (through three games)."

"All of the teams are taking different approaches. Some teams are trying to run right at me and some teams are trying to run around me."

Brown has basically been offered a scholarship by every major college football program in America, and he has now narrowed his list down to 10 programs.

"The schools that I have it down to are Alabama, North Carolina, LSU, Oklahoma, USC, Miami (FL), Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas State and Florida," Brown informed.

Brown, who admitted he will be breaking down the positives of each of his final 10 programs on a non-profit website (PotentialPlayers.com), explained why these schools were the best fit.

"Really I believe that all of these schools are great schools. They all fit me in some way," Brown explained. "The schools that I cut off of my list could not offer me anything better than what these schools could offer me."

Brown was able to take unofficial visits to schools like Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia and Georgia Tech this summer and that may have helped those programs solidify their spots amongst his favorites.

"I had a great time at all of the schools," the Kansas standout surmised. "I met some great coaches and some coaches that I could really see myself playing for in the future."

One of the final 10 schools will be looking to cement a spot in Brown's final five as early as this weekend.

"I may actually be taking one of my official visits this weekend," Brown stated. "I may be releasing who that is on Wednesday."

It seems Brown has a recruiting strategy playing out in his mind, but he is not entirely sure about when he is going to make any more cuts or if he will be announcing all of his official visits.

"The original plan was to not make any more cuts," Brown said when asked if there was a time-frame for his final five. "I was going to take my visits and narrow my list from there, but I should be making a final decision sometime in December."

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