Jeremy Brown Will Now Visit ND In July

Terrell Brown sat down in front of his computer, fired it up, and looking at him was a Notre Dame screen saver. His son Jeremy Brown, the standout cornerback/receiver from Boone High in Orlando, Fla., changed it. With the excitement following cornerback Robert Blanton's verbal commitment to the Irish last week, Brown made the tweek to his father's monitor.

Now with Jamoris Slaughter's verbal pledge on Wednesday, the Brown's have made a bigger decision than switching screen savers. Terrell Brown has decided to fly Jeremy Brown up to South Bend in July, probably on the fifth and sixth of the month to get a look at the campus. They have to fit the trip in between some family time.

Brown originally wasn't going to come to Notre Dame's campus until the USC game for an official visit in October.

"I'm excited about Notre Dame, I'm really excited," Jeremy Brown said. It is a two-school race for Brown between Notre Dame and Florida. "They have a lot of great things going for them. "When I think about playing for Notre Dame I get chills. I don't know why, with me not being up there ever, but I have a good feeling about them.

"We're going to speed things up so I can check them out because of the rate commitments are going. My Dad is going to fly me up in two or three weeks so I can spend a couple days up there and take a look at their program."

Brown spoke with Blanton on the phone Wednesday, further fueling the Notre Dame momentum.

"He is a real good guy," Brown said. "It would be real good to play with some of these big name guys they've been getting."

Last season, the 5-foot-11, 165-pound Brown and his 4.43 speed in the 40-yard dash hauled in six touchdown passes. 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. Irish head coach Charlie Weis wants Brown on offense. Defensive coordinator Corwin Brown would like to have Brown on his defense.

While Brown still says it's even between Notre Dame and Florida, who recently sent its written offer, his father has a clear favorite.

"I'm sold," Terrell Brown stated about Notre Dame. "I'm just waiting for my son to come to me and say I'm sold too. I'm pretty much sold on the program. Coach Brown, I've finally bought into the defensive scheme he is trying to put together.

"He has picked two guys that can play safety and cornerback with Blanton and Slaughter. These are big guys able to match up with anybody and they have speed. Throw Jeremy in the mix with that, and we are playing the University of Southern Cal and they line up with a spread set, we can match up. We can actually play man-to-man."

Music to Notre Dame fans ears.

"We are both excited," Terrell Brown said. "I've been looking towards the situation and been talking to Robert Blanton's parents. I talk to them from a parent's perspective and have heard nothing but good things. They have strength of alumni, the academics are there, the total package. This could be one of the best classes defensively Notre Dame has seen in awhile."

Brown's father will start looking for a flight on Thursday morning. Top Stories