Brown sets official to Notre Dame
Wide receiver Erik Brown of Fontana (Calif.) Summit committed to Washington in July, but maintained that he would still take offical visits to other schools. With football season quickly approaching, Brown has much of his fall schedule in place. "I'm going to take my official visit to Notre Dame for the USC game," Brown said. "I'm headed to Nebraska on Nov. 19, and then I'll head to Oregon State sometime and Washington. I'm not sure yet where I'm going to take my fifth official visit. I'm still figuring that one out. It could be to UCLA." Brown was high on the Irish when Notre Dame first offered in June, and he's excited to get a chance to finally check out the program. "I like everything about Notre Dame," Brown said. "They have the full package. They have a great campus, education, and football program. Their coaches are easy to talk to, and I get a long with [Notre Dame assistant] (Mike) Denbrock." During the weekend of Oct. 18, when Irish take on USC at home, Notre Dame will play host to a number of elite California prospects - Tyler Luatua, Michiah Quick, Juju Smith, and now Brown, with real potential to lengthen that list. "Michiah (Quick) is my boy," Brown said. "We talk sometimes about it what it would be like to play together in college. He's headed out to Notre Dame the same weekend I am. Adoree' Jackson might be going as well." Brown committed to Washington partly because of distance, an aspect the Irish share with the Huskies. "The biggest thing about Washington is that it's something different," Brown said. "It's getting me out of of my comfort zone. College is about growing up and taking advantage of every opportunity. I want to go somewhere that's unfamiliar. I've been around USC and UCLA my entire life. So, the fact that Notre Dame is really far is actually a good thing." "I'll know after my visits where I'm going," Brown said. "I want somewhere I can see myself for the next four or five years. The atmosphere and environment will be important." Brown is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 32 wide receiver in the 2014 class.
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