Depth chart won't keep Brown away

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated continues as we look to bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we take a look at another target, Mack Brown from King High School in Lithonia, GA. Check out this SI recruiting update.

All of the extra attention that Martin Luther King (GA) running back Mack Brown has been receiving has been somewhat surreal to him. And while he is taking all in stride, he never expected it to be like this.

"Recruiting is going well for me right now. It is all coming so fast and I didn't think it would go down like this," Brown said. "I am up to 21 offers right now and it is such a blessing."

So far, Kansas State, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Auburn, Louisiana Tech, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Oregon, Louisville, Duke, Maryland, Clemson, West Virginia, and Arkansas are some of the many that have stepped up with an offer.

Of those listed, the 5-foot-11, 193-pound Brown has made it out Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and his latest visit (two weeks ago) to Auburn. He was quick to say that there are no favorites at the moment.

But he did say that the list would shrink towards the end of his junior year. And in looking for that right fit there are certain things that he will be looking for, but one major factor will not keep him away.

"When I visit colleges, I look for things like how I will communicate with the coaching staff and academic ratings. But I don't really worry about the depth charts because I love competition," Brown said. "I really just want to feel like I am at home."

And while he is doing his homework with all of the schools in conjunction with school obligations, Brown will continue to make the rounds with visits.

Being from a high school in what is considered SEC country, in many cases, that typically has an advantage in pulling kids from those states. But in the case with Brown, he said that he is to everybody and all conferences.

"I don't really have any favorites right now. But I will cut my list down to five before my senior year," Brown said. "I'll play anywhere. I like all of the conferences. I just want to be somewhere that I fit the best."

While making his rounds, Brown said there are several schools that he plans to check out. And one Big 12 school in particular is more than likely to see him some time this spring.

"I will probably go down to Oklahoma this spring," Brown said. "I like Oklahoma. It is a good school and has a good, winning football program."

Brown said that last Thursday was the last time contact was made between he and the Sooner coaches. He stated that running backs coach Cale Gundy is the coach he keeps in contact with from Oklahoma.

"Coach (Cale) Gundy and I talk about every other week and he and I talk about the program and how I would fit in there," Brown said. "He talks about the school when we talk, but really wants me to see for myself. He (Gundy) wants me to get down there and meet all of the coaches and he wants my family to come down to check it out."

For this next week, Brown and his teammates at King High School will be involved in off-season testing. Once that is complete, he will begin checking out what schools are next up on the list for visits.

Last season Brown averaged 9.8 yards a carry and rushed for 1,703 yards and 21 touchdowns.


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