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Brown plans to commit this week

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A week ago, San Antonio (Texas) O'Connor offensive guard Baylen Brown held four offers from Baylor, Houston, Mississippi State and Purdue. In the last seven days he has almost doubled that total, though.
Three relatively local schools have all made offers to the 6-foot-4, 280-pound three-star prospect in the last week.
"My latest offers came from Tulsa, Oklahoma State and then a couple hours ago I got one from Texas Tech," Brown said on Sunday evening. "Oklahoma State offered me on Tuesday and Tulsa was last Sunday.
"Tech wasn't a big surprise. I kind of knew it was coming. I'm not sure where Tulsa came from. I wasn't really talking to them. Oklahoma State came down for some practices. I didn't know an offer was coming but I knew they had seen me."
Brown found out about his offer from the Red Raiders after speaking with his recruiter on Sunday evening.
"I talked to coach (Chris) Thomsen, the offensive line coach, tonight," Brown said. "I've been talking to him for a while. I went to the junior day there back in February.
"Their offensive coordinator, coach (Neal) Brown, came down about two weeks ago to watch me practice. Then coach Thomsen came down this past Thursday. He sent me a message on Facebook and told me to call him and I called him and he offered me."
Oklahoma State's offensive line coach was also the one to make the Cowboys' offer to Brown.
"With Oklahoma State, coach (Joe) Wickline came down last Tuesday," he said. "He wanted me to call him after school. I guess he had talked to the other coaches and he offered me then."
The standout linemen could see offer No. 8 come from another Big 12 program on Monday.
"I've heard that Kansas might offer me tomorrow at our spring game," Brown said. "Other than that I'm not sure if any other schools might be offering me."
Brown had previously listed Houston as his leader but this week's developments have given the Cougars competition at the top of his list.
"Tech and Houston are my top two," he said. "They're the two places I've visited but I've looked up a lot of other schools. I really kind of want to stay in Texas and I really like the coaches at both those schools a lot, especially the offensive line coaches. I've talked to a lot of other schools but the coaches at those stick out."
Brown does not plan to wait much longer to make a commitment to the school of his choice. In fact, he says he will have it done sometime in the next few days.
"Actually I will probably make a decision by the end of the week," he said. "I want to commit soon. I want to commit to somewhere I want to be and just get it over with so I can play my senior year without any worries about recruiting or anything."
Brown is rated as a high three-star prospect and is currently the No. 16 overall offensive guard in the country.
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