The recruitment of Detroit Mumord offensive lineman Daron Brown is starting to round into form, thanks to a few recent camp showings that put the 6-5, 315-pound prospect in front of college coaches. He added his third offer of the process last week.
Western Michigan is the most recent school to offer Brown, joining Akron and Buffalo. The Broncos offered after seeing Brown at the Sound Mind, Sound Body, Michigan State and Michigan camps recently.
"What impressed them the most when I was at Michigan State was they liked how I played every position on the line, they liked my intensity and they liked my athleticism a lot as well," Brown said.
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Western Michigan coaches were invited to work at both the Michigan and Michigan State camps. Brown also impressed the host schools with his performances.
"State likes me a lot and likes what I did at camp," Brown said. "They said they see me as a tackle and they are going to take a look at my game film one more time to see if they are going to pull the trigger now or if they don't like me all the way yet they want to see me again July 11 to take a last look.
"Michigan always shows me a lot of love. There were three things he said he saw at camp that he would like to see me do better. No. 1 was a sense of urgency. Then, just being able to play every play. They also said they would like me to stay lower."
Brown also attended Toledo's camp last week and feels his recruitment with the Rockets progressing in a positive direction.
"They said they were very close to offering, but that's all they really said," Brown said. "I was supposed to go down there on Wednesday when [Brian] Blackburn committed… I was supposed to be going with him. I think that would have helped me out a lot with an offer too because they said they just wanted to hang out with me, but I couldn't go."
Brown next plans to attend a camp at Bowling Green in July. He is also hearing from Wisconsin, Ohio State, Miami (Ohio), Ball State, Florida International and Syracuse. Some of those schools see him staying at the offensive tackle position, while others project him moving inside in college.
"It's kind of 50-50," Brown said. "Toledo, Bowling Green and Eastern sees me at tackle. Akron sees me at guard and Western sees me as an interior guy as well."