OSU Coaches Highlight Of Brown's Visit

A five-star prospect was on the Ohio State campus for the Purdue game in the form of Marlon Brown. The 6-5 wideout from Memphis, Tenn., checked out the game and had a chance to stay with one of the most recognizable figures in college athletics. Read on for more about his time in Columbus.

The first official visit weekend of the football campaign for Ohio State brought in a pretty big fish in the form of Marlon Brown.

One of the best receivers in the country (Scout ranks him the No. 4 wideout overall), Brown arrived in Columbus Saturday around noon and left Monday morning around 11 a.m.

"It was real good," the 6-5, 205-pounder said. "It went real well."

Along the way he had a full slate, starting with Ohio State's game with Purdue. Brown, who previously has visited Tennessee and Georgia this season, was greeted by more than 105,000 fans as well as a 16-3 win by the Buckeyes.

"I mean, it was fine," he said. "The game was fine. The fans were loud."

During the rest of his trip, the prospect from Memphis (Tenn.) Harding Academy met many important people.

"I talked to the athletic director, the business program people and the basketball coaches," said Brown, who hopes to major in business.

Brown hopes to play basketball in college if he can, and he said he didn't hear anything that would dissuade him from doing so in Columbus.

"They were like, ‘If you come here and you want to play both, you can,' " he said.

He also got the chance to hang out with Terrelle Pryor, his host for the visit. Pryor, of course, knows what it is like to be recruited heavily after his saga as the No. 1 player in the country stretched an extra six weeks during the winter because of his basketball schedule.

As such, he had some words of advice for Brown on the trip.

"He was real cool," Brown said. "He pretty much told me just that I should go to the school where I feel comfortable."

Brown had a simple answer when asked what he liked most about the visit.

"Probably the coaches," he said. "That was a big part of that. They were down-to-earth guys pretty much, easy to talk to."

The trip to Ohio State completed a hectic visit schedule for Brown, who was at Tennessee Sept. 20 and visited Georgia a week later. Oddly enough, both home teams lost those games, Tennessee to Florida and Georgia to Alabama.

His next planned trip is to Florida in January, and LSU completes his top five. Ohio State is the only non-SEC school of the bunch, but he noticed only one difference between the Big Ten school and the ones closer to his Memphis home.

"The only thing that was different was just the weather," he said. "That's pretty much it. It was just regular football fans."

In between his visits, Brown has had a successful senior campaign. Friday night, Harding defeated Memphis Bishop Byrne 35-14 thanks to Brown, who threw a touchdown pass in addition to catching one. He also intercepted a pass.

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