Five-star wide receiver Marlon Brown (6-5, 205, 4.67) from Memphis (Tenn.) Harding Academy has cut his list to ten schools, three of them are on the west coast. They are Stanford, UCLA and USC. What does Brown like about the three west coast schools?
"Stanford has an amazing head coach (Jim Harbaugh)," Brown said. "He is a great guy to talk to, he's amazing."
"What I like about UCLA is the same thing I like about Stanford," Brown said. "UCLA has an amazing head coach (Rick Neuheisel), too."
"USC football says it all," Brown said. "I liked USC's campus, it was really nice. I also like Coach Pete Carroll and Coach John Morton."
Though Brown is beginning to narrow things down now, he isn't thinking of making an early decision.
"I will probably make my decision in early February," Brown said. "I'm trying to be calm and easy about the recruiting process. I want to make the right decision for myself."
"I will start to narrow my list down some more over the next two to three weeks," Brown said. "I have no idea at this time that will get my five visits."
Besides Stanford, UCLA and USC, Brown lists Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, LSU and the home state school of Tennessee as those in the running for his five official visits.
What is Brown looking for in a College?
"I'm looking for good head coach and good academics is a given to me," Education is very important to me."
The reason that Brown has the amount of offers that he has is because he is off the charts athletically. He has played at one time or another for Harding Academy quarterback, running back and wide receiver his junior season.
Brown's performance saw him earn all-state, all-all-area and all-league after hauling in 41 receptions for 860 yards and eight touchdowns. He rushed for 629 yards and scored 10 rushing touchdowns while averaging 10.8 yards per carry.
Brown was also productive on the defensive side of the ball racking up 42 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery.
Brown is a member of the Rivals.com preseason Rivals100 team for the class of 2009 landing as the nation's No. 17 prospect at any position. Rivals.com ranks Brown as the country's No. 2 wide receiver prospect and the No.1 athlete among the nation's wide receiver prospects.
Brown also made Rivals.com Tennessee Preseason Top 25 team and was named the No. 1 prospect at any position in the Volunteer State.