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June-July 2013 - Wolverine

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  prep profiles U-M In The Hunt For Five-Star Defensive Tackle The who's-who of the college foot- said Brown, who has the quickness to ball world has offered Andrew Brown play end as well. "I can do both, but it's a scholarship, and for good reason. The wherever the colleges want." 6-3, 298-pound Chesapeake, Va., native Brown unofficially visited North Caroand Oscar Smith High School standout lina and Virginia in April, and might wait is ranked by Rivals. to schedule five ofcom as a five-star   Andrew Brown ficial visits this fall recruit, the No. 1 ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ before making a defensive tackle Oscar Smith High School decision on his colin the country and Chesapeake, Va. legiate future. But the No. 6 overall Class: 2014 he's also feeling player in the class Po s i t i o n : D e fe n s i ve the itch to comof 2014. plete the process. Tackle Recently, Brown Ht.: 6-3 • Wt.: 298 "I think I'm closnarrowed his abun- Rankings:'s No. 1 defensive ing in on my top dance of opportu- tackle nationally and the No.  6 overall five," he said in nities down to 10 player in the country mid-April. "Then finalists, including I'm going to close Michigan. His other nine favorites are in on my decision not too long after Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Virginia, North that." Carolina, Georgia Tech, Clemson, FlorThough coaching staffs from across ida, Florida State and Alabama. the country continue to roll out the proBrown is looking for the total package verbial red carpet for Brown, he's trying in the school he chooses. not to get swept up in his recruitment. "I would say if I love the atmosphere, "You have to stay grounded," he said. love the football and love the education, "You have to realize that not everybody you can't go wrong with any of that," he gets to have these kinds of opportunoted. "I want to be comfortable wher- nities. You have to look at and think, ever I go. I want to love where I go." 'Dang. Not too long ago I didn't have U-M is looking at Brown to play inside, any of this.' Now that I do have it, I have most likely at the three-technique de- to be thankful." fensive tackle post currently manned by Michigan has already landed one desenior Jibreel Black and redshirt fresh- fensive tackle in this class — four-star man Willie Henry. This position requires Bryan Mone from Salt Lake City — but speed and athleticism, traits Brown pos- the Wolverines need to sign at least one sesses. more. A versatile player such as Brown "I'm a whole lot faster and a whole lot that could also play end is a valuable quicker — I've been working on every- commodity. thing and not just one part of my game," — Michael Spath

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