Last summer, Wakarusa (Ind.) Northwood running back Coy Brown had several strong showings at Notre Dame, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois camps. The 6-0, 205-pound prospect has not been able to capitalize yet on those performances with a scholarship offer, but he may not have to wait much longer.
"There are no offers yet, but I have a feeling IU will come in sometime soon," Brown said. "I will be visiting there on the 26th of March, so I am looking forward to that. I'm just being patient and biding my time."
Brown has been in regular contact with Indiana over the last few months, and really taken to new head coach Kevin Wilson and his staff.
"It's been great since they got the new coaching staff," Brown said. "I talk to Coach [Mark] Hagen, who I met down at Purdue. Everything he has been saying has been great and he looks forward to me coming down and meeting the new coaching staff."
Brown has been proactive on the recruiting trail, already attending one Big Ten junior day and planning several more trips in the weeks to come.
"I did go to Wisconsin two weeks ago," he said. "I plan to go to Northwestern here in the next two weeks, and I also will be going to Tennessee on April 16. They have a football camp the next day and I plan to attend that as well."
Behind Indiana, Brown feels he is getting the most attention from Tennessee and he has a couple Big Ten programs he would like to hear more from.
"I've been getting a lot of letters and interest from Tennessee," Brown said. "Iowa is a school I definitely want to hear from. I have gotten some letters from them, but would like to hear from them more. Michigan State as well."
As a junior, Brown rushed for over 1,200 yards and scored 13 touchdowns on offense. He also doubled as a linebacker on defense, recording 59 tackles, including six for loss and three sacks.
"Running back has been primarily discussed, but there has been some linebacker talk," Brown said. "With my size, I figured at the next level I might be on the defensive side, which I don't mind. I'd like to run the ball, but I could see myself on the defensive side."