Donald Brown update

Red Bank, N.J. running back Donald Brown has returned from the camp circuit with six total offers. The 5-11, 185-pound Brown has not yet been to Madison, but the Badgers are among his suitors...

Donald Brown has been a busy guy. "I've been to camps at Nebraska, Virginia and Notre Dame," he said. "I've visited U. Conn, Syracuse, Ohio State, Penn State, Virginia and Virginia Tech."

Brown had a solid junior season at both running back and cornerback. "I had 130 carries for 1,155 yards," he said. "I caught 20 passes for 271 yards and scored 16 total touchdowns on offense. I also recorded 53 tackles, two interceptions and had 14 breakups on defense."

Brown says he's up to six offers so far. "Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Tennessee, Toledo and Temple have offered me so far," he said.

Irish camp impressed Brown. "I liked it there a lot," he said. "I thought I did pretty good there. I spoke with (linebackers coach Bob Simmons) and (head coach Tyrone Willingham) and they said they wanted to sit down as a staff and figure out where they wanted to use me on the field. They said they were definitely interested. I liked it at Notre Dame a lot."

Most schools are divided as to what Brown's best position might be. "Some are saying running back, but Nebraksa and Tennessee have offered me as a corner," Brown said. "I prefer running back, but I'll play anywhere."

The Irish might have to offer Brown soon to stay in the race. "I plan to wait until August before making my decision," he said. "I'd like to make it before my season, but I might take official visits."

Brown also gets it done in the classroom with a a 3.2 grade-point average and scored a 990 on his SAT.

Comments: Brown seems very interested in Notre Dame at this point. The Irish will likely have to make a decision soon on Brown. We get the feeling he'd really like an offer from Notre Dame. We'll check back in a few weeks to see if the Irish have offered and if Brown has decided to make an early decision.

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