Memphis' Brown has interest in Tennessee

For the University of Tennessee new Head Coach Lane Kiffin, keeping the best in state talent at home is a high priority. The Volunteers haven't faired well in the recruiting wars in border city Memphis, something the new head coach hopes changes. One prospect that appears on the radar in Memphis is Manassas High School guard O.C. Brown. Go inside to get the latest on his recruitment.

With a new coaching staff come changes in the recruiting philosophy.

For the University of Tennessee new Head Coach Lane Kiffin, keeping the best in state talent at home is a high priority. The Volunteers haven't faired well in the recruiting wars in border city Memphis, something the new head coach hopes changes.

When you're weak in an area, you put your strongest recruiter there, Ed Orgeron who made Memphis a priority when he was the Head Coach at Ole Miss will be the coach in charge of recruiting the Bluff City for the new Volunteer Coaching Staff.

With offensive linemen being a need position for the Vols this recruiting season, one name that surfaces in Memphis is Manassas High School guard O.C. Brown.

Brown, a three star prospect by Scout.com, confirmed with InsideTennessee.com that he indeed has interest in the instate school.

"The University of Tennessee is a great school," Brown said recently. "I haven't heard a lot from them, but I'm very interested in their football program and hope to get to know their new coaching staff."

Brown grew up watching the Vols and Peyton Manning as a youngster and has always dreamed about wearing the Orange and White.

"I have always been a big Manning fan," Brown said. "I like Tennessee a lot; I hope to get the chance to go to camp there this summer."

Brown, a 6-foot-2, 312-pound athlete who runs a 5.0 flat forty, currently has three official offers.

"Southern Mississippi, Kentucky and Colorado have offered me so far," Brown said. "I'm hoping that a few more schools gain interest in me, including Tennessee."

Brown has never been to the Knoxville campus, something he hopes to remedy in the near future.


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