Badgers' Play Impacts Brown

From phone conversations with Defensive Line Coach Charlie Partridge to seeing what the Badgers did to Miami in the Champs Sports Bowl, Fort Lauderdale cornerback Harmon Brown has a good gauge for what the Badgers do on defense. Therefore, it's no surprise that UW is one of his favorites.

MADISON - Wisconsin has been very successful in the Sunshine State in the past few recruiting classes and it looks like the Badgers are looking for prospects once again.

This time the Badgers are after Harmon Brown, a cornerback from Boyd H. Anderson (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Brown has already grabbed scholarship offers from Bowling Green, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Wake Forest and Wisconsin, as well as strong interest from Ole Miss. Still, Brown has his sights set on some of the schools close to home.

"I'm hoping to get interest from Florida, FSU, more of the ACC, SEC schools," Brown told Badger Nation.

Wisconsin recently offered the 5-foot 8, 170-pound defensive back who had 47 tackles, three interceptions and 12 pass break ups last season.

"Me and Coach Partridge, we had been talking about it for a couple of weeks when we was getting to know each other," Brown said. "He was just waiting on my transcripts and once I got that to him, then I got my fax. My coach just called me down to let me know."

Coach Partridge, the Badgers main recruiter in Florida, has made an impression on Brown.

"It wasn't a surprise at all because Me and Coach Partridge had been talking for a while," Brown said. "He seems like an upfront dude. He seems like he is going to tell you the truth. He doesn't beat around the bush. I haven't met him in person, but from the phone conversations that's what I get from him."

Boyd H. Anderson has been familiar territory for the Badgers in recent years. They have targeted many prospects there and signed Kevin Claxton in 2008.

"I talked to Kevin once before about Wisconsin," Brown explained. "He told me to get up there and just see it for myself. I plan on going up there to see how it is. I'm trying to work something out, sometime this summer. I want to go up there when it is kind of hot."

Brown knows exactly what he is looking for in a program.

"I'm just looking for a good depth chart, and a good coaching situation," Brown said. "I want a chance to compete at a big-time level. Good academics, some place that I can get my degree in. Something like that can last forever."

Even though the Badgers aren't an instate team, Wisconsin has played in Florida a number of times in the past decade and have had an impact on Brown.

"It's a big physical team," Brown said. "A team that wants to bang you in your mouth on offense, bang you in your mouth on defense. They play good ball, man. They beat the U last year. I watched that. That means they are doing something right. I was really impressed with that game and their style of defense. It's more bump and run in your face with a little cover 2 every now and then. I liked that."

Brown plans to attend a few camps this summer including Florida's Friday Night Lights and Seminole Showtime.

"I am planning on weeding everything out this spring," Brown said. "Then hopefully this summer I can make a decision."

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