RECRUITING: Michigan DB/WR set to visit Norman

Sooners are still hot on the trail of one of Michigan's best athletes


In Big-10 country Brown is considered one of the top players in the region and a torn ACL has not diminished teams enthusiasm toward Brown. A 3-year starter, Brown has played running back, quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back. This season Brown was working at running back, wide receiver and in the secondary before he tore his ACL in the third game of the season.

"I was running a toss sweep and I was trying to cut," said Brown. "As I was cutting I got hit on my right side and my left leg was planted and I heard two pops. I felt a great deal of pain and I knew that something was wrong. I had surgery September 25, two weeks after the injury and the rehab is going well. I believe that I will be ready to go by the time I get to college for two a-days."

Up until the injury Brown had 324 yards rushing and 230 yards receiving out of a wishbone and I-formation set.

"On defense I was averaging about six tackles per game" said Brown.

As a junior, Brown rushed for 1,300 yards and 300 yards receiving. Brown played defense only one game while concentrating mostly on offense. Brown can bench 235 pounds, squats 335 pounds and he has a 33-inch vertical jump. Brown worked hard over the summer at the Florida State, Michigan and Michigan State camps.

JH: How is recruiting going at this point?

KB: I have already taken three to Purdue, USC and Michigan State. I take my fourth visit to Oklahoma this weekend. I really don't have a favorite right now and I am trying to keep an open mind. Oklahoma offered me before football season and I have always had a little interest in them. I like Oklahoma a lot and as I get ready to take my visit and I look forward to seeing them this weekend.

JH: Are there any particular differences among your first three visits?

KB: I thought my first three visits were all about the same. I am concentrating on academics and how I can fit into their football program.

JH: What position are you going to play in college?

KB: All of the schools are talking to me about playing wide receiver. That is where I want to play in college. All of the schools I am interested in are passing teams and I am interested in them for that reason.

Sooners Illustrated Top Stories