What can Brown do for WSU?

CORNERBACK DOESN'T look to be as high a priority, numbers-wise, for the 2008 class as it was last year, with the Cougs having inked a quintet of CBs. At the same time, good corners are always in demand, and hard to find. One in the crimson orbit with a Cougar offer hails from Cedar Hills, Texas, about 20 minutes out of Dallas. Two junior campaign video reels show why he's caught the Cougs' eye.

Several prep corners out of Texas are rated higher by Scout.com than Greg Brown. Few, however, can match his 14 offers, one of which is from Washington State.

Recruiting has slowed down everywhere with most college coaches on vacation in July. although he said he's been in contact with a few schools. WSU recruiting coordinator Greg Peterson is running the point for the Cougs.

"He's a good guy, I think it's been a month or so since we talked. We've texted from time to time. I haven't been in contact with that many schools lately," said Brown.

The book on Brown is a tactician who has advanced coverage skills beyond the normal junior-year cornerback.

"(College coaches) say they like my bump and run, and they've said I've already been coached in a lot of the things they're coaching -- man, bump and run, how to read, other stuff like that," said Brown.

Most schools, including Washington State, are recruiting Brown at corner, although some possibly see him elsewhere.

"Kansas or Wisconsin, one of them was saying I could play safety. I really don't care where I line up. I do prefer corner, though," said Brown.

WASHINGTON STATE does look to have some work to do, however, if the Texan is going to ultimately head to the Northwest. The issue for his folks, he said, is one of distance.

"My parents, they want me to be close and to get a good education," said Brown.

Does that mean WSU might be out of the running for the 5-10.5, 165-pounder with 4.5 speed?

"It doesn't rule them out," said Brown. "But it is kind of what they want me to do, to be close. But no, it doesn't rule them out."

Arkansas, Virginia and Kansas have most caught his eye here early in the recruiting process, said Brown. Some of his former teammates, including Jerell Norton, are at UA.

"And Marcus Herford goes to Kansas. So I can get a player's point of view on those schools," said Brown.

THIS OFFSEASON, Brown said he has been taking summer school courses to better prepare for college while still getting in his offseason football work. He was able to fit in a recent unofficial visit to Houston, which he said was positive, and he will attend a camp at Arkansas tomorrow.

He said he doesn't have a set timetable, which a verbal as likely to come sooner as it is later.

"It's really random, I'm not really sure. It's kind of up to me and my parents, I'm not really sure if I'm going to commit early," said Brown.

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