California's Top SLB Makes Decision

One of the most highly touted prospects in the nation will be staying home to play his college football. Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West linebacker Travis Brown committed to Fresno State Wednesday afternoon. The 12th rated SLB in the nation, according to, has offers from Arizona, Colorado, Oregon State, and Washington State among others…

Travis Brown (6-2, 235) had seven official offers but he wanted three others before he made his decision. USC, Oregon, and California have been high on his list of schools; however, none offered the four-star standout. In the end, Brown decided staying home to play was the imminent decision regardless.

"I made up my mind and decided to commit to Fresno State," Brown told us via text.

Brown committed to Head Coach Pat Hill Wednesday afternoon during lunch. Dan Brown, Travis' father, is the Bulldogs defensive coordinator.

Brown is the top SLB in California for 2009 in a class loaded with talented prospects. He is the career tackle leader at Clovis West with 310 career tackles heading into 2008.

He chose Fresno State over offers from Arizona, Boise State, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon State, and Washington State. He says many other schools were still in close contact such as the Trojans, Ducks, UCLA, and Cal.

Brown had a great outing at the Stanford Nike Camp in mid-May earning honors as one of the top linebackers in the camp. He missed the UnderArmour/ L.A. Combine because of a previous commitment.

Stay with us for more on Travis Brown's commitment.

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