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Eight offers for junior back

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Despite an injury, which slowed down his junior season, running back Wes Brown of Olney (Md.) Good Counsel recently picked up two more offers and has positioned himself as one of the top backs to watch in the region.
"Recruiting is good I guess," said Brown, who is 6-foot-0 and 195 pounds. "I haven't been around my coaches much, but I know I picked up NC State and New Mexico."
These new offers join previous offers from Virginia, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Temple, Boston College and Ohio. Brown had a chance to take a recent visit out west with one of his teammates to check out one of these schools.
"I went to New Mexico and New Mexico State with my quarterback, Zach Dancel," said Brown. "It was good. I liked all of the coaches from both schools, but for me that doesn't matter. For me I try to see if they are going to be there until I graduate, because if they weren't good they would not be coaching college."
Now with his junior season complete, and more time on his hands, Brown hopes to visit several more schools in the winter and spring.
"I want to visit Virginia Tech, Virginia, USC, Oregon, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Pitt and Penn State," said Brown. "Pretty much somewhere that I feel will have good academic support."
On the field this fall, Brown's season did not go as scripted, but he still produced when able.
"It didn't go the way I wanted it to go because of my injury putting me out for eight weeks," said Brown. "I broke my fibula. It's actually stronger than my other leg and bigger now."
Brown's return to the field came against Gonzaga Prep in the playoffs.
"My team wasn't sure if they would do well against them because they kept hearing that Kevin Hogan was doing a lot on offense," said Brown. "I came out and wasn't scared, and my team was happy to have me back because it took a lot of stress off of them."
Although he only played in four games, Brown finished with over 600 yards rushing and nine touchdowns this fall.
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