In July, Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) Boyd Anderson cornerback Harmon Brown committed to Syracuse believing he had found his future home. Since that time, he has re-opened his recruitment. The decision to part with the Orange was simply because the 5-foot-8, 175-pound defensive back felt he rushed into things.
"I just wanted to make sure I did my full research on the school I would like to attend," Brown said. "I felt everything was moving too fast when I did commit to them. I still like them. The coaches understood that and they are still right there with me, talking to me a lot. It is still good with Syracuse. I just felt like I had to think things over. I don't want to regret anything in the long run."
At this point, Syracuse joins three other schools at the top of his list.
"My top schools have been back and forth," Brown said. "It was Syracuse, then it was Wake Forest, but now I have some new schools coming in there like Bowling Green and Memphis. I am really considering those two now. I think I have my four visits planned out to those schools."
Brown claims offers from all four schools, and he is now working on planning visits.
"My visits will probably be after my season," Brown said. "I know my one to Bowling Green will be sometime in December. Syracuse as well. I am not sure on when I will see Wake Forest and Memphis."
He is in regular contact with coaches at three of the schools and is hoping to build a stronger relationship with the fourth school.
"With Bowling Green it is Coach (Nick) Monroe, for Wake Forest it is Coach (Ray) McCartney, and for Syracuse it is Coach (Scott) Shafer," Brown said. "With Memphis, they are actually a new school that has been catching my attention but I haven't really touched base with a coach from Memphis for a while. I really need to do that."
According to Brown, his official visits will be pivotal in helping him make his next, and hopefully final, decision.
"I want a place where after I take that visit, I know in my heart and my family knows in their heart as well that this is a place that I can call home for the next four years of my life without any regrets," Brown said. "At the end of the day, football is football, but I want somewhere that I feel at home."
Brown's decision will come after the four visits have concluded. Academically, he has taken the ACT and earned an 18. He has a 2.5 GPA at this time but hopes to raise that a bit between now and graduation.