2015 Texas OL Marvis Brown likes Oregon

Orange (Tex.) Little Cyprus-Mauriceville offensive lineman Marvis Brown has been receiving attention from a few big name schools already.

Little Cyprus-Mauriceville offensive lineman Marvis Brown is a physically imposing athlete at 6-foot-5, 322-pounds. The 2015 prospect specializes in driving, often smaller, opponents to the ground and making room for the run game. His talents have already garnered him attention from a number of big time schools.

"I'm looking into Oklahoma State, Missouri, Oregon, TCU," Brown said. "Pretty much all of the schools that are really looking at me heavily and showing me lots of attention."

Brown said that Oklahoma State has been recruiting him the hardest at this point, but that the Ducks are another program keeping a regular eye on him.

"They sent me about 50 letters," Brown said. "I get a lot of emails from them."

When asked about what he liked about the Oregon program, he was short and sweet with his answer.

"The offense," Brown said. "I want to play in a top program and make it to the next level."

Brown believes he can succeed in a fast-paced offense because he has played in a variety of systems over the past three seasons.

"My freshman year we ran a spread offense," Brown said. "My sophomore year we kind of ran a spread, but we ran the ball more because we had a three-star running back named Alex Sezer that went to (Texas) A&M. This season we switched to a run-heavy offense. I've played in all offenses and done pretty good in all of them."

At his size, Brown towers over many of his opponents on the defensive line. But, size isn't everything in college football, so Brown delved into what he thinks his strengths and weaknesses are on the field.

"I use my hands well," Brown said. "I stay with my blocks. With pass blocking, I gauge the defender well, but I need to work on staying in front of them. In my run blocking, I need to stay low the whole time instead of popping up."

In order to improve, Brown has undertaken a workout regimen that includes an emphasis on his core and lower body. He's started focusing more on power cleans, squats, and even jumping boxes, in an effort to make his game more complete.

"I need to get stronger in my lower body," Brown said. "I feel like my upper body is where it needs to be. I need to be more explosive with my hips."

Brown said distance won't be a factor in his decision when the time comes to pick a school. In fact, he is open to looking at any school and he has several factors that will go into his decision making process. One of them won't be where the team sits in the standings.

"It won't matter, when I choose, the spot they're at in the (rankings), because that can change a year later," Brown said. "I think I want to play my freshman year and not be redshirted because I feel like I'll be ready by next year. When I get to where it feels like its home, that's the college I want to be at."

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