Name: Greg Brown
Location: Freemont, Ohio
Ratings: Scout – 3*, Rivals – 3*, ESPN – 3*
Recruitment: Coming from the same school as Charles Woodson, Michigan had the lead early on. Ohio State was the only other school he was really interested in, but they didn’t come through with an offer after he camped with them. Didn’t actually like OSU after visiting, failed to connect with any of their coaches. Had a great relationship with Coach Gibson, which gave Michigan the advantage. He ended the process early, becoming Michigan’s first commit of the 2011 class in early September 09.
Offers: Michigan, Michigan State, Central Michigan
Stats: Listed as 5’10 and around 180lbs, 40 yard dash times are in the mid to high 4.4’s. Registered around 30 tackles with five interceptions as a junior.
ESPN Analysis: Brown is a well-rounded cornerback prospect with good athleticism. A bit high and rigid in pedal and opening and turning but uses his hands well and in man coverage stays with the receiver.
Change of direction and overall footwork is above average. Not the tallest of players, but does very well in deep coverage, meeting the ball at its highest point. However, sometimes lacks fluidity and could struggle to cover major college receivers with top end speed.
Improvements: Needs to fill out more and become a balance corner, get stronger in order to help out in run support.
Film Highlights: Link here. Not a great selection of highlights, will add more when it becomes available.
Final Thoughts: Solid prospect that could play safety if needed. Rated as the 13th best player in Ohio by scoutingohio.com, general excitement level should be high, he's underrated by some recruiting analysts.