Notre Dame One Of The Many To Offer Brown

Pretty much a daily ritual, Corey Brown checked his email on Monday and Tuesday morning of this week. He found his inbox was a little more full than normal on those days.

And a little more intriguing.

September 1st was the first day Division I college coaches could officially offer scholarships to players in the class-of-2010 recruiting class, and Corey Brown's email, mailbox and head coach's phone line were blowing up.

"I don't even know," the 6-foot-1, 187-pound Brown said, when asked who all sent over written scholarship offers.

Apparently, Brown had too many to count.

A standout running back at Cardinal O'Hara High in Springfield, Pa., programs are recruiting Brown as an athlete. Schools Brown for sure knows offered him a scholarship are Michigan, Illinois, Penn State, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Ohio State, Maryland and Notre Dame.

Brown saw his Notre Dame offer via email.

"Not much, nothing at all actually," Brown said when asked if he knew anything about the Irish program.

"I got a letter from them before. They wanted me to come to one of their camps.

"If they're talking about me coming up there on a visit, I'll go up there."

As a sophomore, Brown helped Cardinal O'Hara reach the state semifinals by rushing for 1,017 yards on 182 carries. He also caught 15 passes for 226 yards, and had 14 total touchdowns. On defense, Brown picked off four passes from his cornerback spot.

Recently, Brown said he ran a 4.39 second 40-yard dash at the school. He looked fast in the season opener, running for 173 yards and two touchdowns on just nine carries. Brown had touchdown runs of 38 yards and 80 yards, while adding a 67-yard punt return for a score in the 35-0 victory over Archbishop Carroll.

A starter on varsity since he was a freshman, Brown says he has no college favorites. He has taken unofficial trips to Penn State and Rutgers.

"I'm looking for good academics and early playing time," Brown said. He wasn't sure of his GPA. Top Stories