Brown Mapping Out Summer Plans

Cheraw (SC) wide receiver Jaron Brown is one of the top offensive playmakers in the Palmetto State this year, and with seven offers currently in hand, the athletic receiving prospect has a busy summer ahead of him, with plans to visit a number of the schools pursuing him in the coming months. Read inside for more.

The 6'2", 185 pound Brown, who runs a 4.6 second forty yard dash, discussed the latest in his recruitment and shared what his summer plans are looking like.

"Everything's going pretty good. I have seven offers now from USC, Clemson, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Duke and Vanderbilt," said Brown. "(On Thursday) I'm going to visit West Virginia, and the day after that I'm going to be visiting Kentucky. I‘m also planning to go to Tennessee and Vanderbilt later in the summer. I didn't end up making it to South Carolina's camp this week, but I‘ll visit them too."

When asked if any teams currently stand out to him, Brown, as he has done throughout the recruiting process, replied that he is taking things slow and is not ready to name any leaders just yet.

"I don't have any favorites right now. I'm still open - no frontrunner."

While Brown doesn't claim any favorites, he admitted that he is very familiar with the in-state Gamecocks and has grown comfortable with USC's coaches.

"Growing up, you always look to stay in-state. South Carolina has a very good program, and they're a program on the rise. They're making a lot of new renovations and stuff like that. They're building onto the program, and that's a very important thing to me. They text me every chance they get. Coach (David) Reaves is their recruiting coordinator, and he tells me there's a need for receivers. Reaves is recruiting me, and he‘s really cool. He‘s probably the closest I am to a recruiter."

Brown, who plans to make a commitment sometime during the fall, knows what factors he will look for when deciding on his college choice.

"I'll pretty much look at the academics, the possibility of playing early and the coaching staff. I‘ll probably make my decision after my official visits. I plan to make all five of them, but I‘m not sure which schools I‘m going to take my official visits to yet."

Brown totaled 20 receptions for 502 yards and 13 touchdowns in his junior season, and he noted that Cheraw plans to utilize him more in the passing game this fall. He also racked up 95 tackles and 2 interceptions on the defensive side of the ball. Brown, who reports a 3.3 GPA, helped lead Cheraw to the 2-A State Championship last season.

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