Brown Receives Details

Nappanee (Ind.) linebacker Coy Brown came to the Chicagoland Showcase in Evanston with hopes of impressing Northwestern coaches and receiving a scholarship offer. After a strong performance, he met with two NU coaches and got a very detailed explanation on if he could receive an offer.

Northwestern is very impressed with Brown—a two-way standout for Northwood High School. This week, the coaching staff will determine whether he is an inside linebacker or an outside linebacker.

"If I'm inside (linebacker), they won't offer, if I'm an outside linebacker, they'll offer," said Coy Brown.

Brown (6-0, 216) has an offer from Bowling Green and has picked up interest from Northwestern, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee, Wisconsin and others. He reports Toledo and Western Michigan are also close to offering.

Northwestern has been Brown's top school throughout his recruitment so adding an offer from the Wildcats would be big. Needless to say, Brown is hoping NU sees him as an outside linebacker.

"I'm really hoping he says outside," said Brown.

Throughout his recruitment, Brown has developed a strong relationship with NU wide receivers coach Dennis Springer—Northwestern's recruiter for the state of Indiana.

For Brown, his relationship with Coach Springer is a key part of his recruitment with Northwestern, but the thing that mainly stands out is his relationship with head coach Pat Fitzgerald.

"I would tell you straight-up, (the most important factor) is Coach Fitz," Brown said. "He's a great coach and a great guy. He really shows he knows a lot about football and about life. He teaches you to be a better man as well. He helps you all around."

Brown has made a few recruiting stops in Evanston during the past few months and is growing enamored with the town and Northwestern's campus. Brown admitted, "it feels like home."

If Northwestern were to offer, Brown said he'd likely wait till the end of his football season to make a decision.

As a junior, Brown finished with 59 total tackles including six tackles for a loss and three sacks. On offense, Brown rushed for 1,204 yards and 13 touchdowns.

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