One of the top running backs out of New Jersey has to be Donald Brown of Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic, who has already taken his Wisconsin visit and has begun setting up his other official visits as well.
Coming up next for the 5-foot-11 and 190-pound back is Connecticut on Dec. 3 and Iowa on Dec. 10. He is also waiting to hear back from Boston College and is hoping for a scholarship offer by next week.
He said of Boston College, “They are on the rise and beat West Virginia, that was a huge plus for them and they are a powerhouse in the Big East right now, even though they're leaving.”
This season Brown has been a force for Catholic helping them to a 5-4 record as he has run for 1,800 yards on just 175 carries as well as 24 touchdowns. On defense he has posted 35 tackles and three interceptions.
“We’ve just been playing hard every game, over the past two years the program has been on the rise and we’ve been getting better.”
So who is leading for the running back?
“Right now Wisconsin, Iowa and Connecticut are all even. They’re all recruiting me hard and their programs are going in the right direction and they want me to play running back.”
He also mentioned that Nebraska is still in the mix as well.
Brown said he is looking for academics, but beyond that he also wants a solid football program with an environment that is comfortable even outside the campus.
As for a decision, it’ll happen after all his visits are completed.
“I’m not sure about taking all my visits, but once I feel comfortable with a school, I’m done.”