Brown Open But Has Two Faves

6-6, 250-pound <b>Charles Brown</b> from Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch was probably the most impressive physically at last Saturday's Nike Camp in San Diego. Wearing Bruin shorts at the camp, he spoke about his recruitment...

Charles Brown, 6-6, 249, Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch, is a very imposing-looking physical specimen.

He's very well-muscled, and possesses very little body fat. Running through the drills at the Nike Camp in San Diego last Saturday, he was a smooth athlete, with good agility for his size.

Brown worked out with the tight ends, but his projected position could be elsewhere. He says he'd also like to play defensive end, which is a possibility. He ran a 5.0 40 at the camp, which might not be quick enough for defensive end. In high school last year, he was a standout offensive tackle, which might be where he ultimately projects. He is pretty narrow-waisted, but at almost 250 pounds of almost pure muscle, he could conceivably put on more bulk and be a quicker offensive tackle.

Brown told us that as of right now UCLA and USC are his favorites, and the two schools are tied in his mind. "I don't have any offers yet," he said. "But I think once the schools come out to see me I'll get some."

Was wearing Bruin shorts significant in any way? "No, not really. It just means I had these shorts."

Brown also listed BYU, Michigan, Oregon and Arizona as schools that have shown interest that he is also interested in. Even though he said he'd prefer UCLA or USC, he professes to being wide open, and open-minded to any school that wants to recruit him. "It's still really early. Any school that likes me I'll be interested in them."

Brown said he was open about leaving the west coast. "I have no problem leaving. It doesn't really matter where the school is for me," he said. "What's really important to me is how strong their program is."

Brown, who has a 2.8 GPA and will take the SAT this Saturday, said he'd like to studly sports medicine n college.


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