Kevin Brown willing to wait

The University of Pittsburgh is attempting to rebuild its defensive line. Panthers Running Back Coach David Walker continues to pursue a blue-chip defensive tackle from the state of New York. Read on for details.

"My top schools are Pittsburgh, Virginia, Penn State, Boston College and Maryland," stated defensive tackle Kevin Brown (6-foot-4 inches, 285 pounds)from Canarsie High School in Brooklyn, NY.

"I just received a text message from Coach (Dave) Wannstedt and Coach (David) Walker yesterday. I really like Pittsburgh. I had a great time when I went to camp there. They have been recruiting me pretty hard for a while."

Brown has been a three-year starter for Canarsie High School. He started on both sides of the line (offensive and defensive tackle). Kevin is capable of bench pressing 315 pounds and squatting 580 pounds. He claims to run a 4.95 forty-yard dash.

"Right now I'm going to focus on the season. We just started two a days and I want to prove that I'm the top defensive tackle in New York. I goal is to win a state championship and we have a really good team. Hopefully I open some eyes this year."

The Panthers have been in close contact with Brown's teammate Christopher Golding (6-foot-1 inches, 200 pounds). Golding, a versatile athlete, is capable of playing a number of positions at the next level including wide receiver and safety.

Brown claims verbal offers from Pitt and Syracuse, as well as a written offer from Rutgers. As a junior he registered 50 tackles, three sacks and four forced fumbles.

"I have talked to Coach (Charlie) Partridge and Coach (Curtis) Bray about Pittsburgh's defense in the past. They play an aggressive, physical style and that's the way I want to play."

"I'm going to wait and see how things pan out after the season. I want to take some official visits. Hopefully Pittsburgh will be one of them."

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