Monday, April 8, 2013
B1G teams pursuing RB/WR Noah Brown
By Jared Shanker
There is a movement for college football prospects to decide earlier and earlier, but Noah Brown (Sparta, N.J./Pope John XXIII) doesn’t see himself doing anything before the start of his senior season.
The junior athlete has 10 offers after North Carolina extended a scholarship last week, and he plans on letting that list grow at least through the summer.
“I haven’t given it too much thought,” Brown said about cutting his list. “I want to narrow it down before the season starts, but if I’m not comfortable I’m not going to rush anything. I don’t see myself committing before the season.”
Two Big Ten teams have caught the eye of Brown, who is being recruited as a running back and wide receiver, depending on the school. Michigan State and Wisconsin have offered, and Brown likes what each school has to offer.
“Michigan State is always one of the best in the Big Ten,” he said, “and they got a great system.”
The Badgers make the state of New Jersey a priority annually, and Wisconsin has several offers out in the state, including one to Brown.
“The thing I like about them is they’re recruiting me as a running back,” Brown said. “They’ve produced good running backs lately, like Montee Ball, and they got a good running backs coach [Thomas Hammock].”
Two more Big Ten teams are close to offering Brown, too. Penn State is evaluating Brown closely, as the Nittany Lions don’t have many scholarships, and Michigan is picking up the interest, as well.
“[Penn State] said they like me and they can see me being a scholarship player,” Brown said. “They want to get me to camp and see me work out [at receiver].”
Michigan likes Brown as a running back, and new assistant coach Roy Manning, a Michigan alum, is recruiting Brown.
“He preaches to me that he went to Michigan and thinks it’s a great place,” Brown said.