Brown "Reassured" By Rutgers Visit

Williamstown (N.J.) outside linebacker Buddy Brown visited with other South Jersey friends to Sunday's basketball game at Rutgers. Like most prospects, it was Brown's first chance to meet the new coaching staff and Kyle Flood.

Williamstown (N.J.) outside linebacker Buddy Brown has been to Rutgers football games and practices while head coach Greg Schiano was in charge, but Sunday was his first time on campus since Kyle Flood took over.

Visiting for the basketball team's loss to No. 2 Syracuse, Brown left feeling "reassured" about his home-state school.

"When I went up, they reassured me that everything was going to be the same and there weren't going to be any big changes from what I thought it was going to be," Brown said. "I'm glad that Coach Flood is keeping it going."

Brown is up to a dozen verbal scholarship offers and checks in as the top linebacker in New Jersey on's initial 2013 rankings.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker felt comfortable with the new staff upon meeting them Sunday, he said.

"It was great to get to meet all of them," Brown said. "They seemed real cool, down to earth with everything. It was important to get to spend time with them. I liked it. It was a good visit for me. I went up and met with the new coaches and I wasn't sure what to expect. It was just reassuring to me."

Brown was not alone on his visit, taking in Rutgers with friends Dajaun Drennon and Myles Nash of Timber Creek (Erial, N.J.). All three spoke highly of their first visit and meeting with Flood.

"That was cool going with them," Brown said. "We're all friends and it gave us a chance to just talk about everything. It was a good day."

Rutgers signee and Timber Creek senior Quanzell Lambert also came up for the game and worked on recruiting Brown and other 2013 prospects.

"It was cool," Brown said. "I met Quanzell last year at a camp, so we're always talking about everything. I know he's really happy to be there at Rutgers, so it was cool to hang out with him and talk about all of that. I met Savon Huggins and Miles Shuler and they were talking to me about how life up there is and what it's like for them up on campus, so it was pretty cool."

Brown has no favorites of his 12 offers, he said, and plans to trim his list in late March.

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