The 5-foot-11, 165-pound Jeremy Brown has Notre Dame, Florida and Auburn "running even" as his three favorites, with Tennessee, Clemson and LSU rounding out the top of the list.
Brown will check out Auburn for the Kansas State game on Sept. 1st. For Labor Day two days later, Brown will be on Clemson's campus for the Florida State game. On Oct. 6th, he will be singing Rocky Top at the Tennessee-Georgia game. Then there is the Notre Dame-USC game. Brown and his father have been to Florida a bunch of times with the Gators basically being in their backyard, but they set up a visit for their game against Florida State on Nov. 24th, though a decision will probably be made by then.
"I'm really interested in the SEC and ACC schools, but even saying that, my top three is Auburn, Notre Dame and Florida," Brown said. "Those three schools because I talk to them regularly."
There isn't a coach from any school that Brown or his father Terrell talk to more, than Notre Dame defensive coordinator Corwin Brown. A relationship that developed in late March, both Brown and his father have said on numerous occasions that the Irish assistant already feels like family.
"That is the coach I am the closest with out of all them," Brown said. "I talk to him on a regular basis and he talks to my dad often. Coach Brown, that's the man.
"He talks about their program. But to be honest a lot of times we talk it's not about football, but when we do talk about football, he tells me they can use me, what a coincidence that we have the same last name, that he can see me at Notre Dame getting a degree and playing football, that their program is on the rise and he is very excited about me."
Brown, and his 4.43 speed in the 40-yard dash hauled in six touchdown passes last season. He also intercepted six passes. Two of those he returned for scores, but a penalty nullified both plays. He set a school-record with a 95-yard touchdown run, and wants to kick and punt return wherever he goes.
"Coach Brown wants me to play corner, but I heard they watched my highlight film and they want to look at me as a receiver with (head) coach (Charlie) Weis being an offensive-minded coach," Brown explained.
Coach Brown will visit Boone High on May 3rd or 4th.
"I heard news that coach Weis is supposed to be coming to my school," Brown said.
Florida got a chance to lay it on thick for Brown when he visited Gainesville for its spring game.
"It was great," Brown said. "They had a lot of fans there. It was exciting. I saw a couple players I know. I saw Michael Brewster there and Jeremiah Schwartz from (rival) Edgewater. It was great hanging out. I went in the locker rooms. I talked to coach (Chuck) Heater, and they took me in the coaches locker room and put the National Championship ring on my finger."
Brown has been staying up on Notre Dame's recruiting.
"I know they've been getting a couple big names lately and a couple linebackers," Brown said. "I know they are looking good in recruiting so far. Their program is on the rise and they got (Jimmy) Clausen who they just signed."
Maybe Notre Dame will get Brown to sign after impressing him on his official visit.