The Irish offered Darren Myles a scholarship earlier this month.
"I couldn't talk to him much," Myles said. He is now up 22 scholarship offers with the most recent one coming from LSU.
Myles couldn't, but his father could. Darren Myles Sr. is the head coach at Carver High. He played college ball at Purdue. Brown stayed and chit-chatted with him for close to an hour.
"He basically just sold the university, like all these recruiters are doing," Myles Sr. said. "He did a good job of giving me background information about himself going back to his college days at Michigan to his days in the NFL, and how he started coaching in the NFL and what he has learned as a defensive backs coach. He told me he knows the position well, and if Darren were to choose Notre Dame, he would become a well-rounded student athlete. He said they graduate 98 percent of their student athletes, and he'll learn a lot about playing the defensive back position while he is there.
Brown and Myles Sr. talked about how they knew a few mutual people.
"Then we talked about safeties," Myles Sr. said. "We talked about Kerry Rhodes, who came out of Louisville and nobody thought he could play the position. He talked about how he got him and coached him up, and now he is one of the highest paid, thee highest paid safety in the NFL."
Since the Irish are recruiting the younger Myles as a safety that bodes well.
This past season, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Myles helped Carver to an 11-1 record and trip to the third round of the state playoffs. He had 60 tackles, 20 pass breakups, five interceptions, three forced fumbles and five sacks. On offense, Myles used his 4.49 speed to catch 30 passes for 300 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed 25 times for 220 yards and eight more scores.
Besides Notre Dame and LSU, Myles holds scholarship offers from the likes of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, West Virginia and Purdue. After the spring, he'd like to narrow down his first list of favorites to around 10.
"They're definitely in," Myles stated of Notre Dame.
"I like them. I feel comfortable when I talk to the coaches. My Dad got a chance to talk with the coaches. Seems like he likes them too. I'm going to visit this summer and check out the campus. So far so good."
Myles talked to head coach Charlie Weis and assistant Jon Tenuta when he was offered. He talked to the two of them again last week.
"Coach Weis was basically just telling me that he knows what it's like to be a coach's son," Myles said. "He thinks I'll like the campus, and he wants me to come up there. He said he thought I was a great player.
"Coach Tenuta is the one recruiting me. He cracked a few jokes, talking about how I like to hit. Then it was the same old stuff, they think I'm a great athlete. He always enforces that when we talk."
Myles Sr. has a few workshops he hosts in the summer, but they're trying to plan a Midwest tour around that. Notre Dame is a definite stop.
"I don't think I have any in late June or early July, so it will probably be the third week of June that we make that trip."