Brown Has Pac-12 Leaders

At one time, Fontana (Calif.) Summit receiver Erik Brown looked all but locked up for UCLA after the Bruins offered him a few weeks ago. There was even talk of a silent commitment but there is serious competition for the athlete now...

Erik Brown had another dominant 7 on 7 performance at the B2G Elite tournament over the weekend. He simply does everything well and doesn't appear to have a discernible weakness in his game.

Brown has plus size, speed, hands, route running ability and body control. He always comes ready to play and even with double digit offers, still plays with a chip on his shoulder, like he has something to prove. He has played a lot of safety during games and shows very good instincts on that side of the ball as well but his future is definitely at receiver.

On the recruiting front, there has been considerable buzz that Brown nearly committed to UCLA when the Bruins offered him last month. The receiver even said he gave serious thought to it but told us over the weekend he actually gave thought to committing to anther Pac-12 school recently.

"I thought about committing to Washington," Brown said. "I really like Washington a lot and I like the coaches and what they have been saying to me. The main thing holding me back was the fact that I've never been there before but I'm going to visit there in the summer for sure.

"When I compare UCLA and Washington, both are great schools and I'm high on both of them. UCLA is close to home, that's really the main difference between the two but I'm open to leaving home if it's best for me. I just need to get out there and see some more schools so I have something to compare with UCLA and I plan to do that in the summer."

Brown said there are several schools he wants to check out.

"I want to visit Washington, Boise State, Arizona State, and USC wants me to camp with them," Brown said. "I plan to go through the process and I don't want to make an early decision. I really want to take some official visits and experience the recruiting process right now and then I think I'll be better prepared to make a commitment somewhere."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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