After indicating that he had a strong interest in several North Carolina programs in February, running back Andre Brown has a new list of leaders with more out-of-state schools making the cut.
"My favorite schools are Florida State, NC State, Georgia, Notre Dame, Miami and Maryland. The other North Carolina schools like UNC and Duke are still up there I guess, but those are my six favorites now.
"They're all great schools and have the potential to win a national championship in football. You can probably tell by the list of schools that playing somewhere that gives me an opportunity to win is a big deal, and those schools would also make me a better player. None of them are really above the others right now. They're all pretty equal."
Brown is a 6-foot-1, 210-pound running back from Greenville (N.C.) Rose and put up excellent numbers last year as the conference Player of the Year. As a junior he used his great speed and strength to rush for 2,298 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also showed durability, carrying the ball 270 times on the year.
Brown racked up 700 yards receiving and hauled in seven touchdown passes. His best asset is his speed, as he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds.
"I've got offers to ECU, Duke, NC State, Maryland and Virginia so far," said Brown. "I've heard from schools like Virginia Tech, Tennessee, South Carolina, Nebraska, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Texas, Colorado, Stanford and others. I'm keeping my options open, so if they show interest in me then I'll give them a look.
"I don't know if I'll do any summer camps yet, but I have already taken unofficial visits to North Carolina, ECU, Duke and NC State. I'll probably take more later in the year."