Brown keeps Irish in top five

Four-star linebacker Cameron Brown narrowed his list to five favorites in anticipation of an August commitment. Notre Dame made that cut and Brown likes what the Irish have to offer.

Four-star linebacker Cameron Brown hopes to end the recruiting process before his senior season at The Bullis School.

In anticipation of his college choice the 6-foot-5, 225-pound prospect named a top five of North Carolina, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Southern Cal.

“They all kept in contact and had good communication the whole time ever since they offered,” Brown said. “Most of the schools came down to see me and saw me work out or saw me at school and whatever to talk to my coaches about me. They all showed great interest and I have a good relationship with at least one person or two from each staff that’s in my top five. I feel really comfortable with them.”

Brown has visited four of the five and hopes to see USC later this summer.

If not, he’ll use one of his official visits to check out the school.

He liked what he saw out of the other four.

“I feel good about them when I got up there,” he said. “I liked the campuses and loved the people I saw up there and the athletic facilities and everything, even the people in the educational part of it. Pretty much in all those schools they have a good educational background and the academics are definitely a big part of my process.”

Notre Dame’s coaching staff, primarily area recruiter Scott Booker and defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder, has remained in close contact with Brown and made it clear how he’d fit into the Irish defensive scheme.

“They’re definitely going to use me as a linebacker, as a weak side linebacker or a strong side defending on how I develop body-wise,” Brown said. “They just want to get me out there in the open field. They feel like I can make tackles because I’m a rangy kid.”

Brown visited South Bend in March and left impressed.

“I definitely loved everything about Notre Dame when I got up there,” he said. “The tradition and all and the academics can’t get much better.”

Bullis School will attend a team camp in two weeks. By then, Brown could be off the market.

“I was looking to commit sometime in August,” he said. “I definitely want to get it done before the season but it depends on how I feel about the school. Even if I do commit I may take the official if I don’t commit to USC. If I do then I’m still going to take an official out there.”

Brown, who was bumped up to a four-star prospect this spring, had considered a transfer to Paint Branch High School but he will remain at Bullis for his senior season.


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