Marlon Brown Lists Two Official Visits

Without a doubt the biggest prospect in the state of Tennessee is Marlon Brown wide receiver from Memphis-Harding Academy (Tenn.). Find out the latest with the number three receiver and the schools that are showing him the most attention.

Marlon Brown reported, "I'm over 30 offers. I have a top ten now with USC, UCLA, Stanford, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, LSU, and Oklahoma. There is no order."

As the summer camp season winds down Brown lists the schools he was able to visit this summer as, "UCLA, USC, Stanford, and Tennessee."

He said of USC, "I enjoyed the facilities because they are amazing. I enjoyed the atmosphere around it. The players and coaches are loud all the time and it was real cool. The campus is not that big and I like that."

The cross town rival UCLA also impressed Brown. He explained, "I like the way the coaches were talking about how it's going to be a new team. They have amazing facilities out there."

Another PAC 10 rival hard after him is Stanford. Coach Harbaugh and staff seem to be in good position as Brown commented, "They have an amazing head coach there, Jim Harbaugh. He's real cool."

Brown is a big time prospect that many Tennessee fans hope to keep in the state. The Vols are sitting pretty right now as he said, "It was a dream come true just to be in the stadium and the facilities. I was born a Tennessee fan."

With so many offers and opportunities it has not been an easy task to figure out a schedule of official visits for the fall. For now Brown reported, "I'm trying to decide on some but now I have no idea on who I will visit next. I know for sure I'm going to Tennessee and USC for an official visit."

Last week ran two stories talking about the importance of committed prospects and their ability to help recruit. The state of Tennessee seems to have a good battle going for the services of Brown between two instate linemen. Brown talked about how other prospects can help influence. He said, "It helps a lot. When I'm going to college I want to be around the quarterbacks and running backs and other players. It helps a lot."

Austin Long, 6-5.5, 270 pound offensive tackle from Memphis-Briarcrest Christian (Tenn.), a Georgia commitment, hopes to be able to help reel Brown into their 2009 class. As of now Georgia seems to really have his attention. He commented, "Georgia is a young program and they are going to be amazing. They are going to be amazing. They are going to be one of the best in the SEC. They are going to be good."

The other prospect from the state of Tennessee after Brown is Alex Bullard, 6-4, 275 pounds from Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy, a Notre Dame commitment. He said of the Irish, "I like the history of winning there."

The decision to make a commitment for Brown will more than likely be a signing day decision, but for now he is working on trimming his list. He explained, "The toughest thing is going to be to narrow it down to a top five. I'm probably going to have a top five or top six by August 5th." One factor of his list will be each school and the class they have secured up to this point. Brown said of following each school and their class, "I am watching big time."

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