Brown leaves impressed after weekend visit

As far as getting early exposure in regards to recruiting, Fort Bend Travis defensive lineman Zane Brown was not given that opportunity, due to attending a new school. Faced with adversity, Brown decided to take things into his own hands. Brown made his way to a few camps and now has plenty of interest from Division I schools. He is fresh off his first unofficial visit and had this to report...

Playing at a new school has its advantages, but does pose a few problems as well. While it is good to be a part of school history and set several milestones, it could be an issue for college recruiting.

Especially when the season starts with seniors getting only getting one year, one opportunity, and one time to shine. This exactly what Fort Bend (TX) Travis defensive lineman Zane Brown and other Tiger players who are class of 2009 are facing.

But Brown has made the best of his situation. Over the summer the 6-foot, 274-pound Brown make a trip to College Station for the Texas A&M mini camp. Obviously, it went well.

"When I went down to College Station in July, the coaches told me they like what they saw," Brown said. "This past week we did not have a game because of the hurricane so I decided to get in touch with the coaches. I thought, well I might as well go."

With tickets in hand, Brown got the chance to take in Kyle Field this past weekend as the Aggies faced off against Miami.

"First of all, the facilities are amazing and the coaches told us they are working on a new building that will be connected to the football complex for athletes to stay and eat," Brown said. "The stadium was amazing and it was so loud. Everyone was so excited and they cheered the entire game. It was a great atmosphere and the fans kept being loud even though they (Aggies) were losing."

And while the outcome (41-23 Miami) didn't seem to bother the fans, it also didn't affect Brown either. After the game, Brown had the chance to speak with defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt to see where things stand as far as Brown's recruitment.

"Coach Wyatt and I got the chance to talk a little while I was down there. He told me to be sure and get him a schedule because he wants to see me play," Brown said. "He was a cool guy. As far as the game went, coach said that they have to play better. I thought that they (D-line) did okay."

Aside from the interest of Texas A&M, Brown is also hearing from Louisiana Tech, Houston, Iowa State, SMU, Penn, Southern Mississippi, and Wagner. He is getting good feedback from SMU, Houston and Wagner. 

He said that he will likely head to Houston for his next unofficial visit. But he feels his first offer will come from a Big 12 school.

"I feel an offer may come my way from Texas A&M," Brown said. "They said they want to come down to see me play. If they like what they see, the offer may come."

Brown and the Tiger squad will look for their first win in school history this Saturday as they face off against Kempner.


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