Will OSU Make Brown's List?

Ohio State is hoping to land its second recruit from Pennsylvania with the name Corey Brown in as many years. This year, the four-star athlete from Springfield Cardinal O'Hara is looking to cut his list in the near future. Will the Buckeyes make the cut? BuckeyeSports.com has the answer.

The question is not whether or not colleges are interested in Corey Brown. The question now is where they think he might be the best fit at the next level.

Scout.com ranks the senior-to-be from Springfield (Pa.) Cardinal O'Hara as the No. 30 wide receiver prospect in the country, but that is just one of the roles Brown fills for his team.

"I play running back, receiver, defensive back and a little linebacker," he told BuckeyeSports.com. "It's fun. I like tackling. I kick return and punt return too."

As a result, the schools that are recruiting the 5-11, 170-pound athlete are not exactly sure what position he will play in college.

"Everybody is looking at me as an athlete," he said. "It means wherever I can get on the field at. I don't have a preference."

The list of schools calling for Brown's services is not short. The four-star prospect could not remember just how many offers he has landed, but he did come up with a partial list that included Florida, Georgia, Alabama, West Virginia, Penn State, Ohio State, South Carolina, Miami (Fla.), Florida State, LSU, Louisville and Rutgers. In all, he holds around 30 offers.

Also a track standout, Brown runs the 100- and 200-meters and is part of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams for his high school.

"It's a little hectic right now," he said. "There are a lot of schools after me, but you can't let it get to your head. You have to just stay humble and stay focused on what you have to do and not let it get too crazy."

Asked what was most important in a school, Brown said, "Good academics. I'm hoping to go to a school with a good environment. Hopefully the school is good with my major."

Brown's plan is to major in communications with the hopes of getting a job working for ESPN one day.

One school that will be on Brown's list when he starts eliminating teams is OSU. Wide receivers coach Darrell Hazell was at his school May 18, although Brown was not allowed to have contact with him.

"They definitely will (make the cut)," Brown said of the Buckeyes. "I like Ohio State a lot. I like everything. They're a young team on the rise. They always contend for national championships. They are not too far from my house. They're about seven hours from where I live, so my mom could see me.

"Distance isn't a real big deal for me, but being right there wouldn't be that bad. It's a nice program. Coach (Jim) Tressel is a good coach."

On the field, injuries limited him to three games as a junior but he recorded around 600 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. He has been timed at 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

In addition to his goal of narrowing down his list of schools, Brown is working to improve his game this summer as well.

"Right now, I'm trying to work my quickness but I'm working on every facet of the game," he said. "Nothing is ever really done, so I'm going to keep going with the training and keep trying to get better."

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