The Notre Dame staff is going to be very selective when they offer safety prospects for the 2006 recruiting class. Sergio Brown (6-2, 190-pounds) is a player that recently surfaced on Notre Dame's recruiting list. Is Brown interested in playing for the Irish?
"Yes, very interested," responded Brown when asked if he had any interest in Notre Dame. "I guess they saw my highlight tape or saw me at the Nike camp (Ann Arbor).
"I did pretty good," Brown replied when asked how he performed at the Nike camp.
Sergio isn't a player we've heard a lot about early in the year, so I asked him if Notre Dame had contacted him during the May evaluation period.
"They called my phone -- coach Ianello called," Brown answered. "He was talking about the one-day camp. I'm going to try to go over there on (June) 25th.
"I've been over there a couple times. My school was over there for a summer basketball tournament.
"I play free safety and receiver, but I think Notre Dame is recruiting at safety," said Brown. "I prefer safety but if they switched me I wouldn't mind."
Notre Dame has yet to offer the standout defensive back, but other programs certainly have taken notice of his abilities.
"I have 22 offers; all the Big Ten except Michigan and Ohio State; Northern Illinois, Akron – all the MAC schools; UCLA, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas. Those are the ones I can remember," said Brown.
"Notre Dame, Illinois, Nebraska, New Mexico, Michigan State, and UCLA are my top schools," he added.
Comments: Notre Dame isn't going to offer a player at safety if he isn't a top athlete, and we believe that the Irish staff is very impressed with Brown. Sergio has some really good offers already, so I'm impressed that he is willing to take the trip to South Bend to earn an Irish offer. Irish fans also have to like that his staff continues to search the Chicago area for prospects.