RAMARCUS BROWN, CB, 6'0, 172, 4.35, EAST POINT, GA. (TRI-CITIES HS):
Ramarcus is another one of those talented athletes that you can place out at corner, tell him to get after a wide receiver and not really worry about it the rest of the game. At least that is how a number of college football coaches see it.
A tremendous athlete, Brown plays tailback at Tri-City and this will be his fourth year to be a starter. Brown rushed for 750 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman. As a sophomore he rushed for 1,580 yards and 15 touchdowns while also catching 11 passes for 380 yards. He also had one 80-yard kick-off return. Last season Brown rushed for 1,078 yards on 78 carries while only playing in 7 1/2 games due to an ankle injury.
Brown would have played free safety a year ago, but the ankle injury kept him on offense, but he has no doubt that he will play cornerback in college.
"I have been working at cornerback at the camps this summer, because most colleges project me at corner," said Brown. "My size suits me better for corner more than running back. I don't think I am going to get real big, so I figure because I can run that I will play more on corner. I love running back and I want to play running back, but most college coaches tell me they would rather I play on defense, so if I do play cornerback I will just pick off passes and take them to the house.
"For instance, Oklahoma is recruiting me at cornerback, but they have told me if I want a shot at running back then they will give me one," Brown continued. "I am pretty sure if they give me a shot at running back they would keep me there, but if not then I will be a great cornerback for them."
Brown has been to the Florida camp, the Nike camp at Auburn and to Auburn's summer camp. At the Auburn camp, Brown ran a 4.02 shuttle, which is the best shuttle time ever at that particular camp. Brown can bench 250 pounds, squats 400 and he has a 36-inch vertical jump. Brown also runs track, participating in the 400M (48.2), 100M (10.5 and 200M (21.7).
Brown has been offered by 25 different schools, but already has a list of favorites.
"I like Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, Auburn, Clemson and Florida State as my top five," said Brown. "Oklahoma is my favorite school right now because I really love their program. I just love there style of football period. I really don't know much about their school, but they have sent me a lot of material on their education program and that sounds top rate.
"I really want to concentrate on my education, because I take my studies seriously. I carry a 3.3 GPA and I want to carry that kind of GPA in college. I really like talking to Coach (Cale) Gundy, because he shoots straight with me. He told me that OU had a number of running backs and that they had a bigger need for me at cornerback, and I appreciate the fact that he was up front of me about that situation. I really want to leave the state, but if I stay in state then Georgia would be where I would go. However, I am almost certain that I am going out of state."
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