JuCo Tight End to Visit UNC

Prizell Brown will officially visit North Carolina this weekend, according to Brenham (Texas) Blinn Community College assistant coach Keith Browning.

"He is flying out tonight," Browning said.

Brown, who is a 6-foot-4, 255-pound tight end originally from Austin, Texas, began hearing from North Carolina about three weeks ago.

"Coach [John] Blake called and said that they were interested in a tight end and heard that we had a guy," Browning said. "They came down and I guess they started the recruiting process with Prizell."

Browning says UNC hasn't "officially" offered Brown a scholarship, but he wouldn't be surprised if Brown left Chapel Hill this weekend with a UNC offer.

Brown has received scholarship offers form Arizona, Kansas State, New Mexico, and Ohio.

This weekend's trip to UNC will be Brown's first official visit. He is, however, working on scheduling a second official visit with Arizona. Additionally, before the termination of Ron Prince, Brown was in the process of setting up an official trip with Kansas State.

Browning doesn't believe Brown has a favorite school.

"I think he wants to explore and go take a trip to the schools that have offered him and see which ones he fits the best at," Browning said.

At Pflugerville Connally High School, Brown played both wide receiver and defensive back. However, he was known more for his abilities on the basketball court.

"He's a big kid and he's athletic," Browning said. "... He's pretty new to the tight end position… He was about 215 pounds [coming out of high school] and we moved him to tight end."

Despite his receiving background, Brown isn't a one-dimensional receiving tight end.

"He's a do-it-all [tight end]," Browning said. "… He blocks and catches for us – absolutely. He actually rushed the ball for us a couple of times last year. This year we use him more as a true tight end. Last year we used him kind of as an h-back – motioning him into the backfield having him do some blocking and route running."

As a freshman, Brown caught 15 passes for 117 yards and three touchdowns. He also carried the ball 11 times for 51 yards and a score.

Brown will graduate from Blinn in May and will have three years to play two.

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