Still wants to see Norman

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated continues as we look to bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. We caught up with Mack Brown from King High School in Lithonia, GA to get this SI recruiting update.

When an athlete has as many college options as Martin Luther King (GA) running back Mack Brown, there has to come a time when the focus has to be narrowed to a manageable number of schools. And for some time now during the process, Brown has slimmed down his options of schools he is interested from a list of more than 40 scholarship offers.

And while it seems as though all signs are pointing him in the direction of one of three schools in the SEC, Brown said that he still has sincere interest in a few other programs as well.

"Alabama, Florida, and Georgia are my Top 3 programs," Brown said, and has said for some time. "But mainly, those are the schools that are recruiting me the hardest. But there are about 10-15 schools I like right now."

Some of the other programs that have caught the attention of the 5-foot-11, 193-pound Brown are Auburn, Oklahoma, Florida State, and LSU, all of which he wants to visit before the process shuts down. This summer, Brown stated that he has been to Alabama and Georgia, but there are a few more that he plans to stop by before the final word is given.

As for the lone football program in the Big 12, communication has been steady up to this point.

"My dad talked to (Oklahoma assistant) coach Cale Gundy about two weeks ago," Brown said. "He told my dad that they are still interested in me and want me to come down for a visit. Just before you called, I was talking to a coach from Florida and my next call was going to be to coach Gundy and try to see if I could also talk to coach (Bob) Stoops. But I am going to call coach Gundy tonight."

Brown said that an Oklahoma trip is likely in late July or August. But the only issue is, when does Brown plan to commit?

From one of the later updates on the Scout network, an August commitment is in the future.

"I know that I said August, but I keep changing the date," Brown said. "I want to make sure and get out the schools I feel I need to see before I make my decision."

He talked briefly about the future Sooner trip.

"With Oklahoma, I want to see how the guys practice and want to see the coaches in person," Brown said. "They seem like they are good guys, but I want to see all of it together: practice, campus, and coaches. I want to see how comfortable I am with the coaches."

So far this summer, Brown has been traveling some with his high school team participating in 7-on-7 tournaments. That, along with college visits and working out, has kept him busy. Last season Brown averaged 9.8 yards a carry and rushed for 1,703 yards and 21 touchdowns.


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