Recruiting and picking a college has understandably been the last thing on the mind of Alexandria, La., running back Chris Brown after Hurricane Rita forced him and his family out of their home, only to return and find things a mess. However, the relentless four-star rated prospect will still be making his first official visit this weekend to one of his favorites.
For some time, Alabama and Oklahoma have been the top two teams and the 5-foot-10, 192-pound No. 9 rated prospect in Louisiana is not shying away from that statement. Now, the Rivals250 member is ready to check out one of those favorites as he will head to Norman to watch the Sooners take on Big 12 rival Kansas State.
"I'm supposed to head up there this Friday to watch them play this weekend," Brown said about his trip. "That will be my first visit. When I found out we were playing on Thursday, I realized that I would have time to go on a visit and when I talked the OU coaches, we decided to set it up."
His trip to Oklahoma will be the first official visit for the No. 19 rated running back prospect and he is definitely excited to get back to some sort of normalcy.
"I'm kind of excited to get down there, I really am," Brown said. "I've got a friend, Nic Harris who plays there and has been telling me all about it. I want to have as good of a time as I can."
After Oklahoma, Brown said he is planning on taking in Arkansas as his next trip. One of his teammates is planning on making a trip there to check things out, so Brown will take that trip with him.
However, other than his first official visit, it's been trying times for the Brown family as they begin to repair what was left by the hurricane.
"It was a lot of trees blow down and stuff messed up," he said. "We're actually still not in school right now. They're debating on whether or not the water is bad, so we're just drinking bottled water and stuff. We're waiting until everything gets right with all the stuff going on."
"I'm looking forward to getting things back to normal."