New York City is more known for high calibur Division 1A basketball players than football players. This year NYC is approaching double digits for players with division 1A offers. One of these players is 6'4"-270lb DL Kevin Brown. As a junior, Brown registered 50 tackles, 3 sacks, and 4 fumbles. from his DE and DT positions. His efforts earned him a position on the first-team All-City team along with scholarship offers from Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and Syracuse. Since defensive linemen are at a premium, there are number of other schools who have been showing a lot of interest such as Buffalo, Connecticut, Virginia, Boston College, Army, Navy, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Brown has already started to develop a list of favorites. Currently, Rutgers and Pittsburgh lead. There are two coaches on his high school coaching staff that have links to the two Big East schools. So this battle will go back and forth as they talk to him about two schools.
Brown has the following to say about his favorites:
- Rutgers - "It is a great up and coming program". "Their weightroom is crazy." " I like the academics especially the tutoring and teaching of time management skills." "I attended a few of the games and I like the fans. They are crazy and full of energy."
- Pitt -" I like the history of the program and the area." "The fact they are next to the Steelers complex is good." " I had an opportunity to talk to some of the players and I like them." "The head coach is also cool.".
But who leads among the two schools? "I favor Rutgers over Pitt." Brown jokingly stated "the weight room is a lot of the difference." But he frankly stated that Rutgers has built a bond with him. It is still early and this battle will have other suitors enter the picture.
In order to make a decision, Brown will stated that he will use the following three factors:
- Academics - " I would like to major in computer engineering". So a strong engineering or computer technology program will be important.
- Team philosophy - "what do they believe that they will accomplish is it winning the national championship or just to be another team?"
- Playing time - " I would like to play as a freshmen." "I
am a competitor and I like to compete."
His suitors will have to wait for him to complete his visits before Brown will make a decision. Scout.com will be there when Brown is ready to make his decisiom.