The most controversial recruiting of the 2009 class comes to an end with Bryce Brown selecting…
Nation's No. 1 player headed to Knoxville
Bryce Brown is heading to Knoxville to play for the University of Tennessee and head coach Lane Kiffin. Brown ended up as the second running back to commit to the Volunteers in March. David Oku, Scout.com four-star running back from Oklahoma City-Carl Albert, Okla., committed March 5.
"It was a spiritual decision," said Bryce Brown. "I got the sign before I left Knoxville that I was going to be a Volunteer. I asked for a sign and God revealed it."
"That is the school that is going to get me prepared to play at the next level. The coaches expect greatness. I wanted to go to a place where I know the coaches are going to make me work hard."
The five-star running back talked about Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin.
"I love coach Kiffin," he said. "He doesn't back down. A lot of people say Tennessee won't turn the program around instantly. He thinks it will be turned around by tomorrow."
"He is young and more open to his players. He has a good relationship with all of his players."
Brown rushed for 1,872 yards on 203 carries scoring 30 touchdowns in 2008 while playing for Wichita East. Brown was All-State in Kansas, Parade All-American, USA Today All USA, U.S. Army All-America and the No. 1 ranked player in the country by Scout.com.
Brown had originially committed to Miami, but did not accept the school's scholarship offer, allowing it to expire on Feb. 18. He chose Tennessee over Kansas State. Brown's brother, Arthur, is currently a linebacker for the Hurricanes.
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