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Offers explode for fast-rising DE Brown

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Few players across the country have seen their stock rise faster than Charlotte (N.C.) Victory Christian defensive end Kourtnei Brown. In the past couple weeks, the 6-foot-5, 230-pounder has received visits from some of the biggest names in the country and received over a half dozen offers.
"We've had a lot of coaches come by including Tommy Bowden, Phillip Fulmer and Butch Davis," Victory Christian head coach Frank Crockett said. "They have all offered him along with Michigan, Colorado, North Carolina State and Virginia Tech.
"Right now Kourtnei is weighing his options. He's a very levelheaded young man and is looking for what is best for him and his family. I know he was hoping to take five visits, but because he plays basketball too. He's probably only going to take three and we're waiting and deciding who they'll be."
Is there anyone that has an inside track to receive an official from the three-star prospect?
"The only school that he's scheduled to visit is Alabama," he said. "Two other schools will receive trips. There's no traditional or geographical preference for which teams get those trips. He's really looking at how many players are coming in at his position and how soon he can get on the field. He's the type of kid that doesn't want to redshirt for a year."
Of course at this time Brown is still committed to Alabama.
"We're really hoping Alabama will conclude their search for a head coach soon," he said. "We're waiting to see what coach is going to take the Alabama job. Since they don't have a coach there, it is weighing heavy on Kourtnei, but he is still committed."
The No. 25 weakside defensive end in the country posted an astounding 95 tackles and 33 sacks in his senior year.
"He had a great year," he said. "He finished last year with 15 sacks and wanted to double that this season and he did more than that. Then he played in the North-South Shrine Bowl and registered three more sacks and a blocked extra point.
"He's really gone out with a bang this year. He is unlike any other defensive end I've had the opportunity to coach. He's a very energetic and athletic young man that has tremendous speed. I think he'll have a huge impact right away as a freshman next year."
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