This summer defensive tackle Garrett Brown out of Fairfield (Conn.) Fairfield Prep has visited camps at Iowa, Wisconsin, Maryland and Virginia. The 6-foot-2, 286-pounder with 5.0-second speed picked up an offer from one of the schools on his tour. Who offered and what were his thoughts on the camps?
"All the camps went very well and Maryland offered me," he said. "I definitely have Maryland higher now than I did before. I like the atmosphere and the fact that a couple of kids from my school go there. They are creating a pipeline with my school in Connecticut. I really liked the defensive line coach at Maryland because of his coaching techniques and how he likes aggressive players. The trip was definitely an eye opener and made me realize where I can fit in."
What does the No. 10 prospect in New England think about the other schools he visited?
"Wisconsin and Iowa aren't necessarily too far from home, but it's a little bit," he said. "I still like Virginia a lot and I've been down there a couple of times."
Currently, Brown is favoring the schools that have offered him including Maryland, Michigan State and Ole Miss.
"I went out to Michigan State last summer and I really liked it, they play in the Big Ten and that would be a great honor to play there," he said. "Ole Miss is a great school and they have one of the best defensive line coaches in the nation."
Two other schools still up there for Brown are Penn State and Michigan.
"I just like the big college atmosphere at those schools," he said. "Michigan in particular is just the place I've looked up to as a great school even before football. I always have thought they were the high end."
As for a decision, Brown is planning to hold off for a little while still.
"I'm looking to probably wait until mid-season, but who knows," he said. "I'll most likely take some of my officials before I decide."
Brown heads into this season as a captain at Fairfield Prep. Last year he was named all-area, all-SCC and second team all-state when he recorded 83 tackles, 35 for loss and 15 sacks.