Wants to be a Sooner?

Sooners Illustrated brings you an interview with 2011 LB Trey Brown who reports Oklahoma has informed him that he has an official offer coming his way. Brown talked about the offer and a potential commitment to the Sooners in the future.

The spread offense is well known for being the common offense in the Big 12 conference.

To defend the spread teams have now started recruiting smaller and faster linebackers, who can cover and lay the wood.

It appears the Sooners are continuing that trend as they have informed Trey Brown - a linebacker from Lancaster High (Texas) - he has an official offer on the way.

Brown, at 6-foot-0, 200 pounds, uses his speed to make plays.

"I am physical and fast," Brown stated when asked to describe himself as a linebacker.

"Fast for sure, that's how I make my plays on the field."

Brown talked about receiving the offer from the Sooners and then explained exactly how much it meant to him.

"I got an official offer from Oklahoma," Brown said with a smile. "That's my dad's alma mater. That's where I'm going to go!"

Despite the early affinity for the Sooners, there is still another team in the Big 12 that Brown really would like to hear from to hear from as well.

"But I really like Texas Tech," Brown added. "Texas Tech was my childhood team. I'm going to commit to OU but I'm going to try and get Texas Tech to send me something too," Brown said.

A 2008 visit with Texas Tech's Assistant Coach and Defensive Coordinator Ruffin McNeill plays a major role in Brown's interest in the Red Raiders.

"I talked to them (Texas Tech) my sophomore year," Brown began. "I talked to the linebackers coach, Coach Ruff. He told me to remember his face because I'm coming back for you. And that has always been in my heart waiting on them."

It appears that Oklahoma's Defensive Ends Coach Chris Wilson is handling Brown's recruitment and not Defensive Coordinator Brent Venables.

But Brown seems to be quite fond of Coach Wilson and their conversations when asked about his interest in the school.

"My interest is real high, I love them," Brown exclaimed! "I've talked to Coach Wilson. He is a great coach. He talks to me about life and how they can put me through after school."

This past summer Brown took a trip to Norman to visit the Oklahoma campus. Afterwards he extended the trip farther north of Norman to visit the OSU Cowboys.

"I took a visit (to Oklahoma) last summer," Brown began. "It was great! I walked around and got to see the campus. I got to see Oklahoma and Oklahoma State."

"OSU is in my top teams too."

Last Friday night Lancaster defeated Mesquite Poteet 31-7 in a game that was never close from the get go.

"The victory was sweet," Brown said. "We came out here in the 1st quarter and hit it off real good. In the second half we came in sluggish but we picked it up and came out with the win."

Brown talked about the outlook for the rest of the season.

"We are 1-1 in district right now but we are trying to get to the playoffs. Finish our games strong."

Judging from the report you can easily see how it would appear that OU is in a great position to land Brown's services.

But it still seems schools like Texas Tech and Oklahoma State are also strongly in his recruiting picture.

Still it seemed pertinent to ask considering his previous answers when he may potentially make his commitment to his professed favorite.

"Whenever I receive the papers," Brown responded.

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