Junior Lineman Already Checking Out Elite Programs

We're right in the thick of the 2004-05 recruiting season, but that hasn't stopped colleges from looking ahead to next year. Major programs are showing interest in Cincinnati Princeton lineman Aaron Brown. We've got an update on this prospect and where he is looking early in the process.

When looking at the top line prospects in the state of Ohio next year, Aaron Brown of Cincinnati Princeton will definitely be a player who will be at or near the top of the list. Brown is already receiving interest from some of the nation's top programs.

"We go to Auburn in two weeks," said Aaron's father George. "Miami is coming in in April. Nebraska has been in to look at film. Michigan, Pitt, Purdue and South Carolina have seen tape and want to come in."

Brown can play on either side of the ball but may project better as an offensive lineman. He is a developing player who already stands at around 6-6 and is getting bigger.

"We ran into (OSU defensive line coach Jim) Heacock at the Purdue game," George Brown said. "He could not believe how much bigger Aaron has gotten. He last saw him at about 255. He is now up to a solid 272."

How big is Ohio State's interest in Brown?

"Others have been showing more interest than Ohio State, but that is not a concern for us," George Brown said. "We know that Jim Tressel takes his time and does things at his own pace. That is not a concern at all."

Classroom marks are also not a concern for Aaron Brown.

"Aaron has a 980 (SAT score) but wants to take it again," George Brown said. "He wants 1000. He has a 3.6 GPA."

Remember the name Aaron Brown as you could be hearing much more of it in the near future. Expect Brown to be one of the most talked-about linemen in the state in 2005.

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