Brown To Visit Northwestern

Nappanee (IN) running back Coy Brown says Northwestern is one of his five favorite schools. He plans on visiting Evanston on Saturday for his first visit.

"I'm really interested in (Northwestern)," said Coy Brown. "I've gotten mail from them. I've been looking forward to getting down. I called the office and I'm coming down, and I'm pretty much good to go."

Thus far, Brown (5'11, 215-lb) has received interest from Northwestern, Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and others, but he says those five schools are his favorites.

The trip to Northwestern will be the second in a series of trips. Last weekend, Brown made the trip to Bloomington, to see the in-state Indiana Hoosiers. On April 16th, Brown will travel to Tennessee for a visit.

Brown has been planning on visiting Northwestern for a while, but Saturday's stop in Evanston will be his first. During his visit, Brown and the other recruits on-hand will take in spring practice; tour the facilities, and more.

"I did talk to (the NU coaches) a few months ago, and they said they want me to come down, meet the coaching staff, and see what they're about," Brown said.

In recent weeks, Brown said he has been in frequent contact with the Northwestern coaches. He plans on surprising them tomorrow with a phone call.

Though Coy Brown says he is highly interested in Northwestern, he admits to not knowing much about the program.

"I need to look into it, because Northwestern is a school I consider in my top list," Brown said. "I'm looking forward to getting into it more."

However, he did learn a lot from the one game that he watched on TV—the Wildcats' win comeback win over Iowa.

"When I watched the Iowa game, I liked there drive and will to win a game," Brown said. "Late in the game, their drive caught my eye. They have chemistry. They pushed the issue and got a big win."

The Wildcats have already received one verbal commitment from a running back—that coming from Joliet Catholic (IL) RB Malin Jones. However, Brown feels with the interest increasing, an offer could be possible.

Recently, Brown has received more interest from Northwestern, in the form of mail and phone calls. Brown said he hopes to learn more about what the Wildcats have to offer during his visit.

So what how does he feel about the Wildcats right now?

"I could see myself playing there, "said Brown.

In his junior season, Brown rushed for 1,204 yards and 13 touchdowns. He is an honor roll student who carries a 3.2 grade point average.

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