Three-star defensive end Tavares Brown out of Rockingham (N.C.) Richmond County has taken two unofficial visits the past few weeks. The 6-foot-0, 250-pounder attended the Virginia Tech-North Carolina State game and Wisconsin-North Carolina game. What did he think about both visits?
"I believe North Carolina State could have won that game on that last drive," he said. "They are definitely a good team and I love the way their defense played. They play for four quarters and I especially like the defensive line because they move around and get a lot of snaps. On my visit, I talked with coach Greg Williams and coach Amato and they said how bad they wanted me there and talked about how I can choose which position I want to play and how I can help the team.
"UNC's offense struggled badly against Wisconsin, but I really liked their defense. I like that I can get in there and play early and compete, that's the good thing about them. I met a lot of the linemen and even watched some film and saw that they do a lot of the same things we do on defense in high school."
This weekend Brown plans to see both teams again as they play each other on Saturday.
"I'm pulling for both teams and we'll see the best team come out on top."
The No. 29 strongside defensive end in the country announced five schools he plans to take official visits to.
"More than likely I'll be going to North Carolina State, North Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee and East Carolina," he said. "Tennessee has always been my favorite, while Maryland I grew up liking and I want to visit them and check it out. My mom lived up there for 12 years before moving to Carolina. As for East Carolina, a lot of my coaches in high school went there and told me to check it out and see what I think about it. I think it would be a good idea for me to go and maybe I'll see something I like. I'm pretty firm on those five schools I think."
Brown has helped Richmond County to an impressive 4-0 start.
Tavares Brown VideoClick "This season I've had 29 tackles, 20 solo, two sacks and a fumble recovery," he said. "My performance isn't as high as I want it to be, I want to be an all-around better player and get around the field a little more. I think this year our defense is really strong and we're getting better every game."Here to view this Link.