football Edit

2014 OL growing in size, and with offers

Most sophomore football players hope to keep growing. Orlando Brown of Duluth (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge isn't one of them.
The way he sees it, he's already big enough.
"Right now, I'm 6-foot-10, 360 [pounds]," Brown told Rivals.com. "I've already grown two inches since the [U.S. Army] combine [in January]. My doctor said my growth should start slowing down. Hopefully, I'll be no bigger than 6-10 or 6-11."
Not only has Brown had a change in height, he has had a change in address. He recently moved to Georgia from Maryland.
"I moved about a month ago," Brown said. "So far, it's great. I like the football. I played at DeMatha Catholic, which is a big football school, but they're serious about football here and I like it."
Brown's father, also named Orlando Brown, played offensive tackle in the NFL for several years. Unfortunately, the elder Brown passed away at age 40 last fall of complications from Diabetes.
Brown's father played at South Carolina State.
Brown, meanwhile, is considered a major college prospect. Already, he has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Iowa, Maryland, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Southern California and West Virginia. Additionally, schools such as Florida State, North Carolina and Wisconsin are showing interest.
"I'm pretty open right now," he said. "I haven't taken any visits yet. I feel like they're all recruiting me the same way. I definitely want to hit all of them [for visits] if possible. I want to take officials to Iowa, USC and Notre Dame. I'm not sure who else. I want to take an unofficial to West Virginia and I've gotten some stuff from North Carolina. I definitely want to take one there."
A commitment decision isn't likely to come any time soon.
"I want to be a December grad [in 2013]," Brown said. "But I'm not 100 percent sure yet. So it will be either in December or on signing day. I'm in no rush right now."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at Keithrivals@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.