Trouble ahead?

If there was one recruit in particular that HornsDigest felt had the best chance at committing on Friday it was three-star defensive end Louis Brown (Burton, Texas).

He arrived a few hours early all smiles alongside his cousin, former Texas receiver Limas Sweed, but told HD after the camp that he was still keeping his options open.

“I’m open. I have some places I want to visit,” he said. “I have to wait for those and then make my decision.”

Brown was incredibly hush-hush with what those schools were but HD did manage to pull one out of him.

“I can’t say that,” said Brown, who also has offers from Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Utah State and Washington. “OK, well I’ll say Oregon and a few other schools. UT is included though.”

Where exactly does Texas sit at the moment?

“Texas is in my top two,” he said, refusing to give up the other school.

But there is no doubt that the Longhorns have improved their chance with Brown since he decommitted from Baylor several weeks back. That’s in large part to Texas offering him and showing him attention.

“The first time I came here with Coach [Mack] Brown, I didn’t even like it,” he said. “The coaches would talk to me a little bit then walk off. Now with Coach Strong, he’ll tell me ‘What’s up, what’s up, what’s up’ and talk to me because he wants me to come here.”

While Sweed brought Brown to the camp, don’t expect that to make a huge impact on his decision. Brown said his cousin wasn’t pushing him toward the Longhorns.

As for the camp, he said he thought he did “pretty good.”

“Coach [Chris Rumph] showed me a lot out here that I think I can use for next year,” Brown said. “He told me how to read the tackles and the guard. His first move is going to tell you what he’s going to do. He taught me how to use my hands.”

Rumph was definitely not taking it easy on Brown. At one point during individual position drills Rumph got after him because he wasn’t hitting the pop-up dummies hard enough. You could tell it boiled Brown’s blood and he proceeded to fire off the type of emotion that the staff was hoping for.


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