Corbin Brown (6-0, 170), the three-star safety from Las Vegas (Nev.) Spring Valley, had a long and sometimes frustrating road with recruiting, but earlier this week, it paid off and Brown will be playing his college ball at Air Force.
“I’m pretty excited about it,” said Brown. “I gave it some thought and it’s really going to work out for me. I have a great chance to be successful.”
Brown said his official trip to Colorado Springs sealed the deal for him.
“This visit really opened my eyes on the whole school,” said Brown. “You assume things are going to be a certain way, it’s an academy, a service school, but it was amazing. How many schools have the Ivy League academics and are still a D-I football team? They play teams like Notre Dame and Florida State, and they have excellent academics. They schedule a lot of difficult teams.”
Brown said he wants to major in management or sports science while at AFA, and he’s prepared for the commitment following his playing days.
“They take care of you during the service years, and you’ll be making good money when you’re coming out of graduation,” said Brown.
On the field, Brown is hoping to make an early impact for the Falcons.
“There is a good chance I could come in and play as a freshman,” said Brown. “There is a possibility for me to come in early because they lose their free safety. There is a chance I’m going into the prep school but I definitely prefer to go into varsity ball right away.”
Brown is excited by the fact he’ll get to stay in the West and also get to play his hometown school, UNLV.
“That should be fun, playing all those coaches I know and at the same time, playing at home,” said Brown.
A one-time commit to Hawaii, things changed for Brown not long after he gave his verbal to the Warriors, but he didn’t let it discourage him.
“I’m very satisfied with how it worked out,” said Brown. “Sometimes I feel like things happen for a reason, and now that I think about it, I see myself fitting in at Air Force. Maybe before I jumped into things too quick. But right now I’m really stable with my decision.
A three-star safety by Scout.com, Brown is the #3 ranked player from Nevada in the class of 2008. He was selected to play for the West in the Offense-Defense All-American Game in Miami last month.