College Coaches Have Options With Brown

Corey Brown laughed when asked if he could even line up in the trenches.

He can't.

But the 6-foot-1, 187-pound class-of-2010 athlete from Cardinal O'Hara High in Springfield, Pa., can play just about everywhere else.

"I can play all over the field," Brown said. "Offense, defense, receiver, running back, d-back, so…"

So college coaches have options.

Brown has no preference at the moment, and doesn't even know what visions college head coaches have for him on the next level. Brown says he has around 20 written scholarship offers from the likes of Notre Dame, Michigan, Illinois, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Ohio State, Tennessee and West Virginia, but other than a few emails he hasn't personally talked with any recruiters.

"I'm more worried about our team this year, than college," Brown said.

Brown realizes that he will be making plenty of phone calls to college programs once his season does indeed come to an end, but Brown is trying to stay humble about the recruiting process, and finds that others make it a much bigger deal than he does.

All of Brown's thoughts are wrapped up in him getting back in the lineup and helping his team.

Five weeks ago, Brown intercepted a pass on the third play of the game, and when he got tackled, a player was blocked into his leg.

"I got up and walked off the field," Brown said. "As I was walking it started hurting."

Up until that point, Brown had helped lead Cardinal O'Hara to a 4-0 record with 565 yards rushing and eight touchdowns on just 56 carries. He also added eight catches for 100 yards and three more scores.

Brown has been rehabbing like crazy, riding the bike and running in the pool.

"It's been intense," he stated.

This week, Brown began running on the track. Next week he plans on doing some cutting, and plans on being back in the lineup for the state playoffs in two weeks. O'Hara is now 7-2.

"I can't wait to get back on the field," Brown said.

As a sophomore, Brown carried the ball 182 times for 1017 yards, and also caught 15 passes for 226 yards. He had a total of 14 touchdowns on the season, and also intercepted four passes. Notre Dame was one of the many schools to step to the table with an offer in early September.

Brown hasn't taken any unofficial visits this fall, and has never camped at a college. He has been on the campuses of Penn State, Rutgers and Pittsburgh, but never as a recruit.

Though Brown hasn't put much time into recruiting, he has been watching a lot of college football. Notre Dame is one of the schools he's watched, and he plans on getting in touch with the Irish staff after his season.

"I watched them a couple times. They're pretty good."

So is Brown's arm.

"I have the third best arm on the team. When our second-string quarterback got hurt, I moved up to second team."

That's as close to the offensive line, as Brown plans on getting.


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