Richmond (VA) Hermitage tight end Duane Brown now has a very difficult decision to make, a couple of tough decisions actually.
First off, he must now decide between Virginia’s two major college football programs – Virginia and Virginia Tech. Though he might still make an official visit to Maryland, the 6-foot-5, 250-pounder expects to be either a Cavalier or Hokie at this time next year.
Brown made an official visit to Tech this weekend, where he witnessed the Hokies’ win over their intra-state rival.
“They’re probably my leader right now,” Brown said.
“The visit went great. I talked to a lot of players and the coaches and I got to see a pretty good game… The game was great. There were a lot of people there and they were really loud. I really liked the crowd. They were very supportive.”
Brown is leaning to the Hokies right now, but before he decides on a school, he’ll try to make a decision regarding another issue. Brown is trying to figure out how important it is to him to play as a true freshman.
He believes his best chance to do so is at Virginia Tech.
“They have a lot of big tight ends, but they said they need more of a receiving tight end,” Brown said. “I’m not as big, but they said I’m faster than anyone they’ve got now.”
As for Virginia, Brown suspects he’d have to redshirt as a freshman.
“They have a lot of young players,” Brown said.
Brown likes the fact that UVA passes more than Virginia Tech.
“I think (Tech) will pass more next year if Marcus Vick plays (at quarterback),” Brown said.
Brown is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, and ranked as the No. 49 tight end nationally and as the 22nd-best player in Virginia.
Brown was accompanied on his visit to Blacksburg by teammate Fontel Mines.
“We’ve talked about going to the same school together, but it won’t affect us,” Brown said. “It’s not a plan that we have or anything.”