Defensive lineman Justin Brown (6-2, 260, 4.8) from Compton, Calif., is still waiting for his first and for many who have seen him play that is something of a head scratcher, but the word is he could get his first offer any day. Brown however is taking it all in stride and is working hard to get ready for his senior season.
"I'm just working hard in the weight room right now to get myself ready," Brown said. "I maxed out on the bench at 365 and I squatted 465."
"USC, Notre Dame, Oregon, Hawai'i, and Arizona State are the schools that came by the school, but no offers yet," Brown said. "All of those schools have said that I'm getting close to an offer."
Brown has an outstanding first-step that helps him get to the ball carrier, is excellent and uses his hands well.
Brown was one of the best defensive tackles at the recent NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles. The camp's coaches even told him to slow down and let others take some reps.
"They told me I was taking too many reps, but there kids just hanging back," Brown said. "I just wanted to compete and do some football related things."
"I would have gone to UCLA's camp this weekend, but I am taking my SAT exam," Brown said. "I might go to Arizona's camp and I may attend the USC Big Man Camp, too.
"If UCLA's three-day camp is in full gear like last year then I'm definitely going to that camp."
Regarding colleges Brown is very open.
"I'm really proud how Justin is working this offseason," Compton head coach Calvin Bryant said. "He is really working hard and that is something that will carry him in the D-I level.
"Justin has an incredible work ethic both on and off the field," Bryant said. "He's also a very good student with a 3.0 GPA.
"I believe that Justin will be an impact player in college," Bryant said. "That being said, he still has another level of growth or two. He still hasn't full stride of his potential, but he has the work ethic to reach his full promise as a football player."
"The thing that makes Justin special is he's very explosive and I think he should be one of the best defensive linemen in our league if not Southern California.
As a junior, Brown racked up 58 tackles, two sacks and one fumble recovery. His performance was good enough to see him earn first-team all-league in 2007.