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UCLA RB Target Chris Brown Taking His Time

Mar. 29 -- After becoming the first school to extend a scholarship offer and drawing another visit last month, UCLA sits in a good spot with Chris Brown, the state's No. 1-rated running back...

Chris Brown hasn't given much thought to his college decision and doesn't plan to announce anything until after the football season, so he's got plenty of time to continue sorting through the options.

The four-star running back from Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino emerged last summer with his first scholarship offer from UCLA, where he shined in camp. Several other programs have since joined the chase but, following another visit to Westwood last month, Brown said the Bruins have made a good impression heading into spring.

"They set the bar pretty high because they've given me a lot of the information," Brown said. "Their main recruiting pitch is being a good player outside of football."

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound prospect also visited Oregon State recently and said he liked what he saw in Corvallis.

"Corvallis was a rally nice town overall, the coaches were straight up about what their goals were for their upcoming seasons," Brown said. "I like the dedication they had overall in what they're doing with the program. There isn't really a main recruiter right now, but I talked to coach (Telly) Lockette when I was up there."

Brown was invited to the May Madness camp in Seattle and said that if he makes it up there, he would make a stop by Washington. He's also eyeing upcoming visits to California and Utah, and he said he would be looking at the "potential after football" at each school. Baylor has been expressing new interest as well but has yet to offer.

"They've been saying how it's a good program and how they're on the climb," Brown said. "They're just mentioning that they should be a great team. ... I'm going to look into them and check them out. I always look at everybody and see what's up."

Although it's early, Brown said he knows of one official visit he would want to take and that's to Hawaii.

Brown, who's been playing linebacker and safety in the passing league circuit this entire offseason, was credited with 1,442 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns on 221 carries as a junior last year.

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