Brown Likes The Way Oregon Competes

Long known as a football factory, Long Beach (CA) Poly linebacker/safety Jayon Brown appears to be the next in a long line of talented gridiron stars to come from the storied SoCal program.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?


What kind of contact have you had with Oregon since the recruiting process started for you?

"I have got mail from them and [Don] Pellum came up here earlier, like a couple months ago, and I spoke with him but that's about it."

When you met with coach Pellum, what kinds of things did the two of you discuss?

"He was just talking to me and seeing how I'm doing. It wasn't really anything as far as recruiting wise. He was just seeing how I was doing in the weight room and stuff like that."

What is your overall interest in Oregon at this point?

"Oh, great interest. I'm very interested in Oregon right now."

What is it about the program that has you so interested at this point?

"The winning. I like the winning and just the way they play. I like their defense and how it competes."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"Fast, swift, quick to the ball -- I'm always around the ball -- and a playmaker."

Is there a guy at the collegiate or professional level that you try to pattern your game after?

"Willie McGinest, when he used to play for the Patriots. I'm like that; like a bull rushing defensive player."

What position are most schools evaluating you at?

"Well I talked to Colorado a while ago and they asked me what position I'm interested in. I told them linebacker or safety; whatever you need me at, I can do for you."

What are you looking for in a program?

In a program, first I'm looking at academics, then I'm looking at coaching staff and how they prepare you and stuff like that. I'm also looking at how their recruiting is going."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to study when you get to college?

"I'm undecided right now, but I will figure out something soon."

What offers do you currently hold from other schools right now?

"I don't have any right now."

Are there any schools that you've been hearing a lot from to this point?


As far as camps, unofficial visits, and Junior Days go, where have you been and where do you plan on going over the next few months?

"There's a Nike camp coming up and I'll be there. I'm hitting up a couple of camps, but I know for sure I'm going to be at this Nike camp either this week or next week."

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