The Inside Dish on Jarrett Brown

Jarrett Brown is a VERY fresh name on the national recruiting radar, but that has not stopped a huge amount of schools from lining up to get his signature on a letter of intent.

It looks like this weekend will be a big one for 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end Arlington Bowie defensive end Jarrett Brown.

He has an official vsit set up with Iowa State, but according to Arlington Bowie head coach Kenny Perry he is now considering a trip to Oklahoma instead.

"He is supposed to be tripping to Iowa State this weekend, but Oklahoma is trying to get him to come up there," Perry explained. "We will have to see what happens."

Brown is a new name to some and that is understandable as he did not get a whole lot of playing time as a junior, but he made up for it with a big senior season.

I told people in the spring (about him)," Perry began. "He was a basketball kid playing football. Jarrett was probably back then about 6-3, 220. I told him he could be a lower tier basketball player or he could get serious in the weight room and become a great football player."

"That is exactly what he did and sure enough he ended up being the defensive player of the year in our district and then he blew up (in recruiting)."

"Everyone in the whole world came in on him," Perry continued. "Tennessee, Oklahoma, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kansas, Fresno State, UConn, TCU (have all offered). Everyone is trying to get on him."

Brown has already taken visits to Tennessee and Kansas State, but Coach Perry thinks that his decision could come down to the school he sees this weekend or KSU.

"Right now I think it is going to come down to one of the schools he is tripping to this weekend," Perry admitted. "Kansas State is right in the middle of it to, so he has a bunch of schools that are firing off on him."

"He is not going to commit anywhere until he takes his trips. He is a super kid and he will wait and try to make sure it is the right decision."

"This is his last trip. I think after this he will make the decision where he goes."

It looks like the Sooners could be out if Brown decides to visit Ames instead of Norman.

"It depends on if he changes (his visit). They (OU) are coming in this week and you and I both have got to be crazy to think that he is not going to think about playing for a team that went to the National Championship game. He is going to be thinking about that."

"Iowa State has done a great job recruiting the kid as well and we will just have to see what happens this weekend. I do not try to steer the kids one way or another. I just try to set it up. Give them a chance to be in front of a school and if they like it they will go ahead and pull the trigger."

With the timing of his visits Brown would not have the chance to switch pledges, but it was still pleasant to hear Coach Perry's straight-forward and honest approach towards his players and the football recruiting process.

"The only thing I won't let them do is back out of a commit," Perry stated. "I tell them if they are going to go and commit then that is where they are going. I just think that your word is your bond is with college coaches."

Brown is being recruited by Sooner defensive coordinator Brent Venables and OU is due to be in Arlington to visit him on Wednesday of Thursday of this week.

After that a final decision will be made as to whether or not he will take a visit to Soonerland.


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