Brown Could Decide Sooner Rather Than Later

Jeremy Brown said early in the recruiting process that he would like to make his college decision no later than October. But with all the recent attention the standout receiver/cornerback from Boone High in Orlando, Fla. has been getting, the 5-foot-11, 165-pound Brown might verbally commit somewhere sooner than that.

"Before, I wanted to make my decision after the USC-ND visit," Jeremy Brown said. "Things have been hectic, so I want to get this out of the way and get our team back to where we were last year which is the state semifinals."

This doesn't hurt Notre Dame in any way, as Irish defensive coordinator Corwin Brown has built a great relationship with Brown. Brown's four other official visits, one to Auburn, one to Georgia, one to Florida and one to Wisconsin are all in September.

"No, that definitely wouldn't rule Notre Dame out. Me and Coach Brown have a good relationship. I am very excited about coming up there. I'm trying to go up there earlier, not sure of the date. But me and coach Brown talk a lot, and he and my dad talk a lot, so I am as excited about Notre Dame as I was before.

"I'm going with the flow, playing a few things by ear. I have a lot of early visits set up in the beginning of the season in September. After that I'll go with the flow and see how things work out with that."

Notre Dame still hasn't figured out where Brown fits in on their team. Coach Brown would like to see him on defense, where head coach Charlie Weis would like to give him a look on offense.

Last season, 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. Florida and Notre Dame appear to be the favorites right now, with all other programs playing catch up.

Brown is trying to get up to Notre Dame for its summer camp in July.

While coach Brown has been very informative when it comes to Notre Dame, he has called on some backup to help recruit.

"Coach Brown said you need to talk to this guy Ian," Brown stated. Ian being Ian Williams, Notre Dame's incoming nose guard from nearby Longwood, Fla. "We just started talking (Tuesday). He emailed me. He told me the coaching staff is real great. He said the women up there are beautiful, and the academics are off the charts."

Brown will still have to see for himself. A good visit could lock things up for the Irish staff.

"Definitely, I've heard great things," Brown said. "I've heard once you go to Notre Dame there is nothing like it. I've heard great things about it. Definitely, if I go up there and it blows me away, I definitely could see myself going there." Top Stories