Five-Star OLB Baron Browning Talks Texas Longhorns

Five-Star outside linebacker Baron Browning holds some of the biggest offers in the country. Alabama, TCU, Texas, UCLA, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oklahoma are a few schools fighting for his services.

Baron Browning had a chance to spend some time with Charlie Strong and Brian Jean-Mary this past weekend.

 

“I mean as far as spending time with them both it seems like every time we see each other we just pick up where we last left off like siblings,” Baron Browning said laughing.  “Both great men and nothing but respect for them.”

 

Texas runs various defensive looks throughout the season.  One has caught the eye of Browning.

 

“For as fit wise they run 4-2-5 from what I’ve been told,” Browning said.  “In that type of defense, there’s nothing to think about just eat.”

 

Inside the Numbers

 

Class 2017

Position OLB

Height 6-foot-4

Weight 230-Pounds

Kennedale (Texas)

Kennedale High School

Scout Overall Rank No 19

Position Rank No 1

Midland OLB Rank No 1

Texas OLB Rank No 1

 

Scout.com Take

 

Browning is a big and physical presence on the field, especially intimidating at the linebacker position where you just do not see many guys with his size playing standing up. He missed much of his sophomore season but bounced back with a strong junior year that saw him pile up a ton of honors and accolades. He moves all around the Kennedale defense. He will play up on the line of scrimmage as an edge rusher, and he will move to the middle to stop the run. He shows a high acumen for playing against the pass, which is rare for a linebacker with his size. Could play a range of positions: outside linebacker, middle backer or defensive end. - Greg Powers

 

Strengths

 

Aggressive

Blitzing Ability

Frame

 

Weakness

 

Change of Direction

 

Bio Blast

 

As a junior in 2015, Browning is credited with 74 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, one sack, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and scored two defensive touchdowns to earn 5-4A All-District, All-State, and Second Team Underclassman All-American honors.  Browning missed virtually his entire sophomore season with an injury.  He played the middle and covered on special teams in six games as a freshman in 2013, recording an impressive 72 tackles.

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