Corey Brown out of Springfield, Pa. will be one of the highest regarded prospects in the northeast…
Brown Brings More Firepower to O'Hara
Corey Brown, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound running back with a load of speed out of Cardinal O'Hara High School has watched his teammate Tom Savage go through the recruiting process this season and is already seeing his own recruiting portfolio start to grow as four programs have verbally offered him. "Penn State, Illinois, Pittsburgh and Rutgers have already verbally offered," Brown stated. "I haven't been going out to any camps or anything like that this summer and I really don't plan to. I'm just getting ready for the upcoming season because we have a great team coming back this year." Cardinal O'Hara is definitely a paper giant this season in the Philadelphia Catholic League and if signal caller Tom Savage can stay healthy, they should be one of the frontrunners for the PCL championship. Brown will be a big key to that success, but will have to balance recruiting as well. He talked briefly about each school that has told him they'll be offering in September. "The first thing I like about Penn State is their academics," Brown said. "They are a really good school and I know I would get a quality education there. Coach (Ron) Vanderlinden is a good guy as well and I enjoyed both of my visits to Happy Valley. I also like that it only took me about 10 minutes to get across the campus." "I like that Pittsburgh is close to home and while I haven't talked to him a lot, Coach Brian Angelichio seems like a nice guy," Brown added. "I know LeSean McCoy could be leaving there soon, so early playing time definitely attracts me to them as it will with any school." "Rutgers is another school that I really like," Brown explained. "They are sound academically, just put in new facilities a few years ago and are close to home. They're a program that is definitely on the rise and I feel pretty comfortable when I'm on campus there." Illinois has also offered verbally, but Brown didn't know much about the school. Other programs showing him a lot of interest are Michigan State, Vanderbilt and UCLA. We asked Brown if there were any schools he was hoping to hear from. "Definitely West Virginia…I grew up a WVU fan, so I want to hear from them more. They have always been my favorite team and I like everything about them. I did talk to a coach a while ago, but I haven't heard anything from them since that conversation." As a sophomore, Brown carried 182 times for 1017 yards and also caught 15 passes for 226 yards. He had a total of 14 touchdowns on the season. He also intercepted four passes on the defensive side of the ball.
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