Name: Pharaoh Brown
Location: Lyndhurst, OH
Ratings: ESPN – NR* (40), Scout – 3*, 247 Sports - 4*
Recruitment: Pharaoh Brown has a pretty impressive offer list and was also hearing from some big time schools like Ohio State and Oregon. Michigan got in on him early, and after he visited Ann Arbor early in the spring, he soon named the Wolverines as his leader. After a surprise visit in May, Brown committed along with fellow DE prospect Mario Ojemudia, proving that commitments really do come in pairs for Michigan. Other schools in the mix were UNC, MSU and WVU.
Offers: Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Arizona State, Boston College, Colorado, UConn, UNC, Nebraska, Louisville, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Vanderbilt and others.
Stats: Currently stands at 6’6 and 220lbs, with no reported time in the forty yard dash (he looks fast on film). As a junior he made 49 tackles (13 for loss), seven sacks, three pass breakups and two forced fumbles whilst also playing quarterback and a little TE.
ESPN Analysis: None available.
Scout Analysis: None available.
Improvements: Pending the analysis, but needs to get bigger for sure.
Film Highlights: Link here.
Final Thoughts: Pharaoh Brown is a very intriguing prospect, as he looks great on film but is still miles away from his full potential. Once he fills out his frame, he could be a pass rushing machine at Michigan. The general view here is that he’s underrated, and his overall upside warrants a higher grade. FWIW, 24/7 Sports has him as a top250 prospect and a four star.
Brown, like Ojemudia, is almost certainly heading for a redshirt to give him time to bulk up, but after that his superb athleticism should allow him to work his way into the rotation early.
With Brown and Ojemudia now on board, Michigan probably only wants to take one more defensive end, and that would be a bigger guy, like Chris Wormley (hopefully). But with two D-Lineman committing on the same day, this might cause a rush to commit amongst the others.
Brown is yet another Michigan commit who had an MSU offer, sending a lot of Michigan State fans into meltdown, as they thought they had a good shot early on in his recruitment.