Four-star Lyndhurst (Ohio) Brush tight end Pharaoh Brown took his first official visit of the process this past weekend. The 6-6, 220-pound Brown traveled to Oregon and was in attendance for the Ducks home contest with USC.
"It was a good vibe," Brown said of the Oregon visit. "I liked the atmosphere, the offense and how they played. I really had a good time up there.
"What stood out most was they had nice academics, and then the coaches were very good. I liked Coach [Tom] Osborne - that's the tight end coach. Then, the facilities are really nice."
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Brown was originally listed as a defensive end, but after a breakout season at tight end he now prefers to play offense in college, and that is where Oregon projects him.
"They see me as a tight end, but I'll be out wide sometimes," he said. "I could even come out of the backfield with my athleticism and speed. I fit in pretty well, I think, with that offense."
Brown was one of several Midwest prospects officially visiting Oregon this weekend, but he spent a good portion of his time around players who hail from the West Coast.
"My host was B.J. Kelley, and we hung out with a lot of the teammates," Brown said. "Going to the West Coast with mostly people from California, I think I fit in pretty well with them."
Brown had been a commitment to Michigan before taking his official visit to Oregon, but he told TheWolverine.com's Tim Sullivan earlier this week that Michigan no longer considers him a commitment due to taking other official visits.
Now uncommitted, Brown is just starting to formulate a game plan for how he will handle the remainder of his recruitment.
"I'm just weighing all my options right now," Brown said. "I'm going to evaluate some things, and I don't know when [a decision] is exactly going to be. Whenever I feel it is time, I won't hesitate to make my decision."
Brown said there were no leaders for his services at this time, and has not scheduled any other visits at this time. He is still unsure of programs that may be interested outside of Oregon.
"My head coach is handling that right now. He's taking all my phone calls and everything," Brown said. "I'll sit down with him, he'll tell me what schools and then we'll evaluate it."