Recruiting: St. Louis DE nearing decision

asdfSt. Louis DE Jerry Brown talks about his trip to Norman when he might make a commitment.

Jerry Brown, DE, 6-4, 258, ST. LOUIS (VASHON HS), MISSOURI:

JH: I know you just got off work, so where do you work?


JB: "I work at Foot Locker in South County in St. Louis."

JH: What is your favorite shoe there?

JB: "I still like Jordans' shoe."

JH: What did you think of your visit to OU this past weekend?

JB: "It was one of the best visits that I have taken. I like the fact that I felt that I fit in better with the players. After the game you go out with the players and I had so much fun with Oklahoma players. At Nebraska, I went out with the players but they didn't really act like they knew me. At Oklahoma, they treated me like they have known me for a long time and like I have been apart of their program for a long time."

JH: Who showed you around on your visit to OU?

JB: "I was shown around by Alan Davis. After the game we went back to the hotel and went to eat. Then we went to Alan's house for a while and then went out that night. I had a chance to hang out with most of the team and they were great. They all were recruiting me and certainly giving me the impression that they wanted me to be on their team."

JH: Were you able to watch the game or did you just watch the defensive lineman?

JB: "I was watching the whole game, but I watched the defensive line a little. They have a great defensive line and a great front seven. They have a great linebacker corp and their secondary played well. I talked to Coach Shipp and he told me why he alternated his players. I watched the game and watched him alternate his players and now I understand why. The college game is a long game and they play a lot of plays, so they need a number of players to play in the game at defensive tackle and defensive end.

"Alan told me that he didn't start, but he wound up playing a fair amount of time. I think as a freshman I could get into their rotation. The other thing I like is their training schedule during the off-season. I talked to Coach (Jerry) Schmidt and he showed me some of the things that he does, especially with the speed training and drills that he does. I know if I go there that his program is going to be tough."

JH: Who have you visited officially at this point?

JB: "I have been to Nebraska and Oklahoma so far on officials. I have been to Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma unofficially."

JH: Do you have any other visits set?

JB: "I might take one more visit to Illinois, but I am getting close to my decision."

JH: How would say the schools stack up now that you have one more visit under your belt?

JB: "Oklahoma stands very high on my list right now. I am really considering Oklahoma. I would say that Nebraska and Illinois are my other two schools. I would like to visit Louisville and Tennessee, but it is getting too late in the recruiting process to get to know any other coaching staff. I am very close to my decision. I will probably make that decision after I visit Illinois this Friday."

JH: At one point you were committed to Illinois, but is that not the case at this time?

JB: "At this point I am not committed to anybody. I will announce where I am going to next week."


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