Despite playing out of position all year as a junior on the defensive line, 6-2, 222 pound Nekos Brown has emerged as one of the better linebacker prospects in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The Brandywine (Md.) Stone prospect had been sitting on one offer from Virginia for two months before picking up a big second offer today.
"Virginia Tech just sent me an offer today, so I'm pretty excited about that," said Brown Tuesday.
Virginia was the first to offer Brown, who started as a linebacker as a sophomore before moving upfront last year to help the team in a thin area, and now that Tech has offered, is this becoming a two-team race?
"Virginia and Virginia Tech are my top two right now, but I'm also looking at Maryland, North Carolina and Pitt.
"Right now I really like UVA, and they are the program I know the best - I went to their camp last summer and have been back four times since - but I'm planning on taking an unofficial to Virginia Tech in July."
Brown racked up 65 tackles and seven sacks as a junior, also forcing five fumbles and recovering three while splitting time between defensive tackle and end.
He showed well in drills at the NIKE Camp in State College and also clocked a very solid 4.80 40-yard dash and benched 15 reps of 185 pounds.
What does Brown think his strengths are as a player?
"I'm a hard hitter with great instincts and a nose for the ball who loves to hog the tackles and lead by example."
Brown isn't sure on a timetable for when he'll make a commitment, but he'd like to do it before his senior season if possible.