Brown, a 6-foot-1 safety from Indianapolis Lawrence Central, has already been on UW's campus for junior day and the feedback he received, the campus itself and the feel of the program has made Brown yearn for a UW scholarship offer.
"Basically, everybody gave off a family-type feel," Brown told Badger Nation Thursday. "I've been to so many other where everybody seems to be doing their own thing, but Wisconsin seems to be so close together. There style of play, I think, fits me perfectly and the coaches, especially Coach Ash and Coach Cross, are real good guys. I just feel like I would be good fit there."
One of the things that impressed Brown about his initial visit was the player's panel. Led by senior Aaron Henry, the panel made up of entire UW players allowed the high school juniors to get a candid feel of the program from the player's perspective and get immediate feedback on their questions
"They felt like they had a really good relationship with each other," Brown said. "They can call on coaches, they know each other's families and it seemed like they were all really in sync, which is why I think they play so well on the field."
While he likely will not be able to visit Madison next weekend due to a track meet, Brown anxiously awaits his return trip to Madison for Wisconsin's spring game on April 23.
"I've already got the hotel booked," Brown said.
Brown has two offers, getting his first from Central Michigan and picking up an offer from Western Michigan last week. Brown also took an unofficial visit to Western Michigan Thursday (says it, ‘wasn't a bad school'), and says he has had more contact from the Broncos coaching staff than anyone else.
"It's nice to know to have I have backups now, and that I have a free education," Brown said. "I was excited, but not as excited as I would be if I had the opportunity to play somewhere like Wisconsin. I'm excited to have some offers. I was wondering when it was going to start and hopefully, I'll have some more opportunities to get more offers in the future."
Brown, totaled 65 tackles, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a junior, is also getting interest from Ball State and Michigan State, has visited Purdue and will possibly visit Louisville and Western Kentucky.
While Wisconsin remains his favorite, Brown believes he will have to wait until the Badgers' one-day summer camp in June in order to pick up an offer, something Ash hinted at during junior day, saying, according to Brown, ‘we'll see what we need to see.'
"Honestly, I think I have to keep working," Brown said. "Right now, the fact that I like to hit and I am aggressive is really attractive to coaches looking at film from last year. I need to improve on my ball skills so I can have the opportunity to play safety. Wisconsin is the only school that wants me to play safety, as other schools want me as a linebacker. I want to really want to work on my ball skills so I can prove I can play safety."
Wisconsin has two verbal commitments in the 2012 recruiting class and has offered only one safety - four-star D.J. Singleton (St. Peters Prep (NJ)).