Brown Learns Technique at UNC Camp

Devonte Brown attended North Carolina's first two-day camp to improve his technique under the guidance of John Blake, UNC's defensive line coach.

"It was fun [working with Blake]," Brown said. "He's a good dude. He taught me a lot – what to do in certain positions, you always have to have a counter move. I learned a lot talking to him – it was good."

Brown is a 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive tackle with tremendous athleticism. However, the Fayetteville (N.C.) Britt product's biggest knock is his lack of technique.

Brown participated in the first two sessions of the camp, which began on Friday, June 11.

"I feel like I progressed well [throughout the camp]," Brown said. "I used what I learned during one-on-ones. I really want to use it more and practice more on it, though."

Despite ending his participation in camp, Brown remained on campus until Saturday.

On Saturday afternoon, Brown's mother, who will have a major say in his collegiate decision, met him on campus for her first recruiting trip. The two were given a campus tour and met with a member of UNC's academic support staff.

"She told me that she liked it," Brown said. "She thought it was a nice scene. She liked the academic part, big.

"It was like a rerun to me. I learned everything when I made my first visit [to UNC]."

Before leaving campus, Brown spent some time with several current UNC players.

"It was cool," Brown said. "We just hung out and I met a lot of players I didn't know before."

Besides UNC, the only other schools Brown has visited are Clemson and NC State. But, he hopes to visit Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia in some capacity this summer. He would also like to return to Clemson for a camp.

Despite rumors suggesting otherwise, Brown said he doesn't have a leader or a group of favorite schools.

"I'm just keeping my options open until the season hits and then I might narrow it down to the [schools] I like a lot," Brown said. "Right now, my focus is my football season."

Sometime during the season, Brown plans to name his top five schools. Those five would receive an official visit from him.

Brown's teammate, Eric MacLain, verbally committed to Clemson in mid-April. Since then, MacLain has been recruiting Brown for the Tigers, but not to the extent many assume.

"Eric is telling me about Clemson, but at the same time, he's just telling me to follow my heart," Brown said.

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