Even though 2014 offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. of Peachtree Ridge (Ga.) holds several offers, he isn't quite ready to start trimming his list of schools.
"There are still a few offers out there that I want," Brown said. "Once I get those offers, I'll probably start narrowing it down. I'd like to get Oklahoma, Nebraska, Michigan, Cal and UCLA. They all have offenses that I like."
For now, Brown, son of the former NFL offensive lineman with the same name, is taking things slow. A commitment isn't likely to come until his senior year. In the meantime, he plans to continue visiting as many colleges as possible.
South Carolina could be next.
"I'm working on that one," Brown said. "I'm very interested in Carolina. I feel like they have a lot to offer, from their weightlifting program to having a good team. They're good at running the ball heavy. They have a pretty good team. Coach [G.A.] Mangus and I have a pretty good relationship. I haven't talked to him in awhile though."
Brown has strong ties to the Palmetto State.
"My dad played at South Carolina State," he said. "He's buried in South Carolina. And my grandmother owed a farm there. It would be pretty good to play in the same state as my dad."
According to Brown, he visited Alabama, Florida and Ohio State this summer. He added that he spoke to Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer recently..
"I visited Ohio State around the 14th of July," Brown said. "It went great. It's definitely one of the top colleges I've been to. You can tell why everyone wants to go there. Last week, I got a chance to talk again to Urban Meyer and the offensive line coaches there."
The 6-feet-8, 360-pound Brown also had positive experiences at Alabama and Florida..
"Bama and Florida were awesome," Brown said. "I got to camp at Bama, and I got to meet the offensive line coach and check out the whole coaching staff. At Florida, I went during camp but I didn't participate. I checked out the campus and stuff like that, and I thought it was great."
Brown, who transferred during his sophomore year from Maryland, is eager to begin his first season at Peachtree Ridge. He is slated to start at left tackle.
"This season is really important," he said. "I'm pretty excited for it. It's something I've been waiting for a long time. A lot of people have seen me at camps and combines. But what matters is what you do with pads on. I feel like this is my year,"