Brown rock solid on Vols

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Orlando Brown Jr. flashed the pearly whites when leaving Neyland Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The 6-foot-8, 340-pound Tennessee commit just took in his first live game on Rocky Top.

The FOX Sports and Scout three-star had previously only seen football played inside Neyland during the Orange and White game back in April.

"It was a great experience," said Brown, who owns roughly 40 scholarship offers. "I loved every second of it."

Brown didn't arrive until the fourth quarter because of travel issues and entered the stadium to a thinning crowd, but he still ranted and raved about the experience.

"I feel like I'm already here," Brown told InsideTennessee. "I love the atmosphere, watching the coaches on the sideline and watching the o-line. I'm looking forward to coming out here and taking in the experience in a jersey and pads."

The Peachtree Ridge (Ga.) High School product verbally committed to Tennessee back on May 2. He remains rock solid on his pledge to the Vols.

To prove his dedication, Brown plotted his commitment level on a scale of one to 10 – one being the least firm on his commitment, 10 being the most.

"I'd say I'm an 11," Brown told IT. "They're sticking with me and I'm sticking with them. I'm off the scale on that one, man. I feel like Tennessee is the best fit for me. I love this place."

The son of a former NFL starter wants to trip back to Neyland for both the Georgia game on Oct. 5 and for South Carolina on Oct. 19. And he hopes other prospects will join him.

Brown said the entire 2014 class continues to work tirelessly on recruiting undeclared prospects. Getting players to visit Knoxville for the likes of the Bulldogs and Gamecocks is "key."

"Oh, It's huge," Brown said. "Those games will have awesome crowds and I don't know how you'd come up here for those games and not want to play at Tennessee. We need those guys up here."

One of those "guys" is three-star offensive tackle Brock Ruble from Dematha Catholic (Md.) High School. Brown is familiar with Ruble from his days living in Maryland as a youngster.

"It's been a while since I've talked to (Ruble), but I know he's interested in Tennessee. I think we'll be OK with him," Brown said post-game. "But like I said, I haven't talked to him in a long time so I can't really speak for him. All I know is it's important for us to stick together and bring more players into the family."


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