Oregon gets TE Pharaoh Brown 

December, 29, 2011
12/29/11
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Pharaoh Brown was shocked back in May when Oregon extended him a scholarship. As a four-star prospect and one of the better defensive ends in the country, the offer from the Ducks wasn’t the surprise – it was that the offer was for tight end.

“In May when I committed [to Michigan], Oregon wanted me as a tight end strictly, but I never played it before,” said Brown, who decommitted from Michigan. “I was like ‘OK but I’m a defensive end.’”

Fast forward nearly eight months, Brown (Lyndhurst, Ohio/Brush) rewarded Oregon for having faith in him as a tight end. At the Offense-Defense Bowl on Thursday, Brown became the the Ducks’ 18th commitment in the 2012 class and second tight end along with fellow four-star prospect Evan Baylis (Aurora, Colo./Grandview).