Three of the nation's top running backs call North Carolina home this year, and Andre Brown is one of them. He has four leaders, but won't narrow things down beyond that.
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound back from Greenville (N.C.) Rose runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds and has several offers to boast of. Who is at the top of his list?
"NC State, Virginia, Nebraska and LSU are my favorites," he said. "There could be schools that get bumped off that, and there could be schools that are added to it. But for now, those four are probably at the front of my list."
Brown rushed for 2,123 yards and 17 touchdowns last year. He's well on his way to matching those numbers in his senior campaign.
"I rushed for almost 350 yards in my last game," said Brown. "I had about 19 carries, and four of them were touchdowns. My linemen were doing an awesome job of creating holes and running lanes, and I was on top of my game. I didn't really dance around too much, and I hit the hole hard. It was one of my best games ever."
So far this season Brown has 735 yards on only 70 carries with eight scores. What does he like about his leaders?
"NC State is close to home, and they have an explosive offense. They have great facilities and a great coaching staff. Virginia is on the rise, and UVA is a prestigious university. LSU and Nebraska both have great football traditions. Nebraska really runs the ball well every year and LSU plays in a great conference."
Brown has almost 20 offers at this point, and plans on taking his time with regards to a decision.
"I'm going to take my time," he said. "You can't really measure how important this decision is, so I want to make sure it's the right one. I don't want to look back three or four years down the road and wonder whether or not things could have been better somewhere else."