For the past few months, everyone suspected Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch athlete Charles Brown had committed to USC. Problem was Brown never wanted to go public with it, until now.
“I committed to USC awhile ago but my family wants me to still keep my options open,” Brown said. “That’s why I never said I had committed but I guess you could call me a soft commitment. I mean I know I’m going to USC, it’s a great school with a great coaching staff and the program is really rolling right now.
“USC knows where I’m at. I’ve told them that my family wants me to take some trips and still look around, just to be sure I’m doing the right thing but I haven’t even set up any visits right now. I’m still looking at the same schools, Arizona, Oregon, UCLA but I’m going to USC and the coaches know I’m coming so it’s all good.”
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Brown has great upside and is one of the most physically imposing players in the West region. At 6-6 and a chiseled 250 pounds, Brown looks like a college player right now. Once he gets in to a college weight training program and continues to mature physically, it’s scary to imagine what he’ll look like in a few years.
Brown is a two time all-league selection as an offensive lineman but is playing tight end this year and says that’s where he wants to play in college as well. He also plays defensive end for Diamond Ranch and said he wouldn’t have a problem playing on that side of the ball either.
“Anywhere but offensive line and I’m cool,” Brown said. “I just don’t want to play on the line unless it’s on the defensive line. Tight end is my favorite position and I think I’m good enough to play there in college but if it doesn’t work out there, I don’t mind playing defense either.”