"My conditioning has always been good, but I am trying to get it even better. I am going to have to play on both sides of the ball next season, so I am working on my conditioning some more. I am trying to get stronger (benches 305) and faster too."
The Memphis native has been starting at Manassas since his 9th grade season. He earned Region 8A MVP as a junior and was also named All-State.
"I am just trying to get my grades up. That is my first thing and get in the weight room. I just want to work real hard and become a leader for my team."
Brown has already taken in two Jr Days within the last month.
"I went over to Ole Miss the weekend before last and Oklahoma State before that."
How did the Ole Miss trip go?
"It was a good experience for me. I liked it a lot. They showed us around. It seems like a good environment. They have real good student/athletes at Ole Miss, and that is what I am looking for. It seems like a good place for me. I just had that feeling while I was there, like it was home away from home."
What stood out the most?
"I would have to say the staff. I think they have a lot of interest in me, and they seem like they personally like me too. We just meshed real good."
What did the coaches say to Brown?
"Coach Nutt said he was coming to get me. I liked that. He talked to me a lot and said he personally watched my film, and he told me that I would make a great guard for Ole Miss. I did not know some of them, and they were like O.C. Brown, I was looking around wondering how everyone knew me. That impressed me too."
One of O.C.'s good friends is headed to Ole Miss next season to play basketball.
"Reggie Buckner is my boy. We talk about Ole Miss a lot. He tells me that it would be a good place for me. We are a lot a like, so we hang out a lot, even though I play football and he plays basketball. I also know LaDerrick Vaughn that goes to school at Ole Miss. He was the last person to sign with an SEC school from our school, before Reggie, so I guess it is just an Ole Miss thing around here for some reason (laugh)."
A former Melrose star is now an assistant at Oklahoma State which have given the Pokes an in the City of Memphis.
"My coach knows one of their coaches real good, and they wanted me to come check out their campus, so coach took me over there to see what it is all about."
And Brown's first impression?
"It was a good visit. It was the first time I had ever been in the state of Oklahoma. It was a good trip, a long drive, but it was a good trip. They have a great staff too and great facilities."
What stood out the most?
"Just how big it was. How big the facilities were."
What did the OSU coaches say to O.C.?
"The offensive line coach told me I looked good, and he is going to work on getting me back up there again for another visit."
The Tennessee Vols are also showing a lot of interest.
"They are probably the closest to offering me. I call them every once in a while. They keep in touch with me every week. Also, when Coach Kiffin was hired, I was the first person he came and saw. They are showing me a lot of interest."
Who else is showing strong interest?
"Schools like Illinois, Arkansas, Arkansas State, West Virginia, and Memphis are recruiting me too, but the ones who are showing me the most interest are Tennessee, Ole Miss, LSU, Oklahoma State, and Alabama."
Any future Jr Days on tap?
"I am going to LSU's, and I think Alabama's. That is about it."
When it does come decision time, what will be the main factors?
"I am looking for a really good program, a winning program and good coaches. I want to go somewhere where I know I will get my degree. That is the biggest thing, education and having a chance to win championships."
O.C. has an interesting background, to learn more, click here.