Bryce Brown was one of the first commitments to the University of Miami back in February of 2008. Just a month after his older brother, Arthur, started classes at Miami Bryce pledged to the Canes.
That commitment didn't stop other major programs from across the country from recruiting the five-star running back from Wichita (Kan) East. Brown took official visits in recent months to Clemson, Oregon, Missouri, and Kansas State. He has just one visit left and several schools like USC, Tennessee, and Auburn have been trying to get it.
Those schools are still chasing Miami in this race, however. Brown talked about the status of his commitment to Miami and the relationship he has with the coaches there.
"Yes, I'm still committed to Miami," Brown said. "It's more like a family conversation when it comes to the Miami staff. I can tell that they want the best for me and they aren't pressuring me to sign me National Letter of Intent on signing day. Miami supports the fact that I am taking my time and making an educated and informed decision."
Brown, 6-feet and 215 pounds, does not plan on announcing his final decision on signing day. It's unclear how long he plans on waiting after next Wednesday before making his decision official.
One of the big things Brown is waiting on is to see what some high profile offensive line recruits are doing to do between now and next Wednesday.
"I’m really watching to see what schools lineman like Marcus Hall, Bobby Massie, Daniel Campbell, Malcolm Bunche, and Pete White will be attending on signing day," he said. "Some people say what type of impact I could have on where some other players will go, but I want them to know that they have an impact on my decision.”
Brian Butler, Brown's trainer/mentor, explained how the Miami coaches understood that Brown would be taking some official visits throughout the season.
"When he committed, they understood that he'd be taking these other visits," Butler said. "It wasn't a surprise to anyone involved in the process. Bryce just wanted to make sure he was making the right choice and now he wants to see what some of these offensive linemen are going to do."
Butler is a trainer/mentor in the Kansas area and you can check out his website called PotentialPlayers to learn more about his program.