Brown in no rush to commit

In his team's lone game thus far in 2011, Long Beach (Miss.) middle linebacker Richie Brown did what he has done with amazing regularity during his high school career.
Make plays.
Lots and lots of plays.
All told, the 6-feet-2, 223-pound Brown, a three-star prospect with several FBS offers, recorded 20 tackles, three sacks and three additional tackles for loss. Oh, and he also played several positions on offense, from quarterback to wide receiver to fullback.
"I was the defensive player of the week in the Sun Herald," Brown said.
On the field, Brown is a speedster. Off of it, he's taking his time right now with his recruitment. According to Brown, there is no rush to pick a school.
"I don't want to be the guy who commits then de-commits," he said. "I don't want to do that to a school."
Brown told he has no leaders at the moment. When asked who was recruiting him the hardest, he replied, "At this point I'd say the Mississippi schools, LSU, Purdue and Arkansas State."
Brown said he hears from those schools often. Additionally, programs such as Miami and Nebraska, two teams that haven't offered, have kept in touch.
"I've been hearing from everybody really," Brown said. "LSU, Coach [Larry] Fedora at Southern Miss, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas State, Purdue."
Brown has not set up any official visits yet. But he said, "I'll probably be taking trips up to some games in a couple weeks." He didn't specify which schools he would be heading to.
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