Brown Hits The Road Soon

Brown Hits The Road Soon

The next week is going to be awfully busy for Jeremy Brown. The four-star cornerback/receiver from Orlando, Fla., is hitting the road with his father to see South Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Auburn. Then on July 26, Brown will fly into South Bend for his last unofficial visit to check out Notre Dame for the first time.

Jeremy Brown realizes spots are filling up quickly in Notre Dame's 2008 recruiting class, and if the campus and everything knocks him off his feet, commitment No. 19 for the Irish could come real soon.

"If I feel comfortable enough, if that's where I want to be at, I'll pull the trigger," the 5-foot-10, 175-pound Brown stated. He will be on campus for four days.

"I haven't been guaranteed anything," Brown said about a spot in Notre Dame's class. "If they fill up, I think they will fill up in regards to me. I'm going to go up there and take a look at things and see if I'm comfortable enough to pull the trigger."

As of right now, it's a three-school race for Brown with a few other programs on the bubble. North Carolina really impressed him on a recent visit, and have jumped into the picture with Florida and Notre Dame. Georgia, LSU, Auburn and maybe Georgia Tech are on the bubble according to Brown.

If Brown isn't swept off his feet to the point of making a decision while on Notre Dame's campus, his last official visit will also be a trip to South Bend for the USC game on Oct. 20.

Last season, Brown and his 4.43 speed in the 40-yard dash, hauled in six touchdown passes for Boone High, helping them to the Florida 6-A semifinals. He also intercepted six passes. Two of those he returned for scores, but a penalty nullified both plays. He set a school-record with a 95-yard touchdown run, and wants to kick and punt return wherever he goes. He isn't sure what the plan is for him if he chooses to attend Notre Dame.

"Coach (Corwin) Brown from what I understand, he is recruiting me as a DB, but I heard some reporters saying stuff about me playing on the offensive side of the ball," Brown explained. "I think they are recruiting me as an athlete and when I get there, they will figure it out from there. So I don't know myself.

At the beginning of the recruiting process, Brown said he would like to play receiver on the next level.

"I've been working hard at defensive back just because so many schools are recruiting me on the defensive of the ball," he said. "I don't have a preference anymore, I just want to get on the field and make an impact. Where I play, I'll just leave that up to the coaches."

Brown has been keeping a close eye on Notre Dame, especially the hot streak of recent commitments. The thought of potentially joining the nation's No. 1 ranked recruiting class is very appealing to him.

"That's definitely something I'm real excited about," Brown said. "Bringing in a class that could go down in the books in Notre Dame history, for me to be a part of that, would be something special."

Brown and Corwin Brown keep in regular contact, but after catching up the other day, the Irish defensive coordinator is going to give him some space before he lands in Indiana.

"He said he is giving me a little time to think about a lot of things before I take my visit," Brown said.

One of the things Brown has to think about is the recent impression North Carolina made on him when he was there last week.

"My visit there went unbelievable," Brown said. "The things they are trying to do and put together with the brand new coaching staff is great. (Head coach) Butch Davis and (assistant) coach (John) Blake, those guys are wonderful. I've stayed in regular contact since I left. Chapel Hill is nice. My grandparents live 40 minutes from there so it's convenient for them to come see me. They jumped right in there with Notre Dame and Florida."

Brown doesn't know what to expect on his visit to Notre Dame, other than the fact that Robert Blanton said it's nice, and that four-star linebacker Etienne Sabino from Miami will also be there.

"I've heard of him," Brown said. "I actually went on the North Carolina visit and heard his name pop up. I've read some articles and heard his name. It will be fun to meet him and maybe we will end up being teammates."

The Irish coaching staff is obviously hoping that happens at Notre Dame.

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