Jeremy Brown, the 5-foot-10, 170 pound four-star defensive back from Boone High School in Orlando, Fla., has narrowed down has choices and has already set up four official visits.
Brown, ranked No. 113 in the Southeast by Scout.com, favors LSU, North Carolina, Auburn, Georgia and Florida. He takes his first official visit on the first day recruits are permitted to take trips - September 1, to Auburn for the Kansas State game.
"Auburn has been recruiting me for a long time," Brown said. "They've been on me since the beginning. It's different there. It's real quiet and small, but they have great fans and I love how they always contend every year."
Brown then travels to Georgia the following weekend for the Bulldogs game against South Carolina. "The facilities at Georgia are really nice and I also got a chance to see them practice and I just loved their intensity. The players seem really close and treat each other like brothers."
Continuing his busy September, Brown visits Florida on September 15 for the Tennessee game. "They are the national champions and seem to have it all," he said. "The academics are real good and Urban Meyer is a players coach. He has a great bond with his team. I also really like the crowds there and how they always sell out. I guess I love the fan support in the South and how the SEC fans really get into it."
After considering offers from schools like Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Arizona State and several others, Brown says he narrowed down his list to schools that are closer to home. In fact, Brown had originally scheduled a visit to Notre Dame in October before changing his mind.
"That's what they all have in common," Brown said. "None of them are too far away. The others schools that offered me are great programs too, but I just could see myself going somewhere like Notre Dame or Wisconsin."
On October 6, Brown heads back to his birthplace as he visits North Carolina for the Miami game. "I like the coaches at North Carolina a lot," he said. "I visited them during the summer and they all treated me really well. As soon as I got there all the coaches were waiting for me and really showed me the whole nine yards. I like that they are dedicated to turning it around and putting North Carolina football on the map. With coach Butch Davis and the success he had at Miami, I'm excited about their future."
The only school that Brown hasn't visited yet and hasn't set up a visit with yet, is LSU. "I love the program as a whole," he said. "They produce great cornerbacks and send them to the next level every year. They are a top program in the SEC every year. Also, they are losing both their corners next year, so I like my opportunity to go in and make some noise early."
Although Brown has narrowed it down to these five, he denies that one stands out. "They really are all even," he said. "I won't name a favorite until I take my visits. I just want to be comfortable and fit in. I want a good family environment, great coaches and an overall great program. I don’t plan on taking too long to make a decision. It'll be during my season."
Brown says he's been enjoying the recruiting process and admits that things have gotten quiet with the new "no text messaging" ban in place. "Before the text messaging ban I was getting messages from all these coaches every day," Brown said. "The whole recruiting process is really exciting and the text messages were a good way to keep in touch. I'm not against it, but I didn't mind it either."
Boone High School plays their Kickoff Classic on August 25 against Winter Springs High School.
He reports a 3.0 core GPA and a 910 SAT (two sections).