Brown names new leader

Cheraw (SC) 3-star wide receiver Jaron Brown took his official visit to South Carolina over the weekend, but the Palmetto State standout had been unreachable ever since leaving Columbia on Sunday afternoon. got in touch with Brown on Tuesday, and he discussed his visit to USC and named a new frontrunner in the race for his services. Read inside for all the details.

The 6'2", 185 pound Brown said he had an excellent time in Columbia over the weekend, and he enjoyed getting to know several of the USC coaches and players better on his visit.

"The trip went good. We arrived after my basketball game (on Friday night), and I was really impressed with everything that South Carolina had to offer. I got a chance to really bond with Coach Spurrier Jr. and get to know him better," said Brown. "I had a chance to catch up with my old buddy Cliff (Matthews) too. He was my host, and we had a great time. He really just showed me a good time, and I got a chance to meet a lot of the young receivers and some of the other players as well."

Brown got the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Steve Spurrier on Sunday, and the Head Ball Coach assured him that he would have the opportunity to compete for early playing time if he chooses USC.

"I talked with Coach Spurrier too, and he said there's a great chance for me at the receiver position. He said everything's wide open. They've got a few young guys playing, but he thinks I can get in there early and get a chance to play."

Following his trip to South Carolina, Brown says the Gamecocks have emerged as the team to beat for him.

"I'm more leaning to South Carolina now. I'm looking more at them, and I think it's a good fit for me. After my visit, I'd say USC is my leader."

The athletic wide receiver still has one more official visit on the slate, as he plans to make the trip to Michigan this weekend. However, Brown says once he returns from Ann Arbor he will sit down with his family and come to a final decision on his college choice.

"Pretty much after my Michigan visit, I'll look at the pros and cons of everything and make a final decision. I'll probably announce (my commitment) on a local news station that airs it around the area."

Brown closed by discussing what factors he will look for when making his final decision.

"I really want to go to a place where I feel comfortable. Of course I want to go to a place where I'm comfortable with the players and the coaching staff and a place that has a good program. The academic rates will also be a deciding factor."

To discuss this article, visit GamecockAnthem's premium forum - The Golden Spur.

Gamecock Anthem Top Stories