Brown Wants To Visit Oregon

Just two months into the current recruiting cycle, Suwanee (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. is one of the most sought after players in the country with nearly 40 offers to his name. Where does Oregon stand amongst the pack?

Orlando Brown has been on Oregon's radar for a while. The 6-foot-7, 335-pound offensive tackle was one of Oregon's earliest offers for the class of 2014, but Brown said the interest started even earlier than the offer that offensive coordinator Scott Frost extended him.

"My head coach let me know that it came through," Brown said of the offer. "But they've been recruiting me since, I want to say around freshman year."

Though not a typical prospect that Oregon goes after, Brown said he is intrigued by the Ducks offensive system and how he sees examples of it being used by NFL teams. The son of the late Orlando Brown Sr., Brown is trying to follow in his father's footsteps by playing in the league, and believes Oregon can help him.

"There's a lot of NFL teams now that run the spread offense a lot like Oregon," Brown said. "They've got a great attack, they're going to run a lot, they're going to pass. It's almost like a balanced attack, but it will prepare you for the next level."

Brown is part of a growing trend of players from the southeast that Oregon has been pursuing as its brand continues to grow nationwide. The SEC is still the king of college football, crowning seven consecutive national champions, but schools from other conferences are trying to level the playing field by picking from the vast talent pool in the region.

"I understand that places like Oregon and Southern Cal and Cal (Berkeley) want the SEC style players in their division," Brown said. "The best way to get that is from SEC country."

Brown said that right now, he is being recruited heavily by a trio of big name programs in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee. So far, he has visited South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama, however he plans on making more visits this summer.

"I want to take a visit to Oregon, hopefully this summer," Brown said.

But, with such an extensive offer list from all over the country, the question is how far the three-star athlete is willing to travel for college?

"College out of state isn't a problem," Brown said. "Wherever I feel like is the best fit for me isn't going to be a problem for me and my family."

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