Brown Making Noise On The Recruiting Front

2017 Tyler OL Marvis Brown (6-5, 315) is a versatile player drawing the attention of several schools...

"I have offers from Arkansas StateNorth Texas and Prairie View A&M," Brown told recently. "I have been talking a lot with UCFUAB and Houston and I think they could be close to offering, but so far, I have just the three offers."

As a prep at Little Cypress-Mauriceville in Orange, Texas, he was a standout on the gridiron and he signed with Texas Southern and was there for the 2015 season, but after the staff there was fired, he began to re-think his options.

"I started there as a freshman and I figured that would be where I play for four years, but when the staff got let go, I just didn't want to stay," Brown admitted. "I just felt like I needed to get a fresh start and play for a school that I felt comfortable at, so Tyler was the school I chose because they have some amazing coaches and talent here and with the amount of guys they get moved on, something like 90 D-1 players over the past five or seven years, that just speaks to how good the program is.

"They also have a powerful offense, it scores like 60 to 70 points per game, and I wanted to be part of something like that."

Once he enrolled at Tyler in January, he got to work with his teammates and has quickly put himself into a position where he will be a main cog in their plans.

"I'm at left tackle right now, but it's kinda up in the air on where I will play, right or left tackle, because the coaches haven't decided on a quarterback yet and there is a chance we could wind up with a left-handed guy and if that happens, I will move over to the right side," Brown said. "I have good awareness of where the quarterback is and I have good footwork, so I can handle pass-rushers pretty well.

"This offseason, I have been working on being more explosive and also working on my hips and my strength in my hips."

Brown is set to finish up his academic work in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2016 football season.

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