The recruiting trail for three-star defensive tackle Justin Brown (6-2, 256, 4.8) from Compton, Calif., is making up for up lost time. After starting out slow for the talented defensive lineman, things have really heated up for Brown down the home stretch.
On Tuesday because of Brown, Compton high school was a recruiting hotspot. There were many outstanding football programs on campus. With all of this activity, Brown has changed his mind about his last visit.
With one week to go before players for the class of 2009 to sign, things have really accelerated for Brown. After an oddly slow start for Brown, his star has steadily risen since December and now he is one of the most sought after players out of Southern California.
"Yesterday (January 27th), after visits from visits from Oregon, Nevada, Nebraska, and Arizona State," Compton coach Calvin Bryant said. "Justin decided to continue with his visit to Oregon on the 28th and change his visit on the 30th to Arizona State."
"It was kind of hectic as Head Coaches Dennis Erickson (Arizona State), Mike Bellotti (Oregon), and Bo Pelini (Nebraska) all stopped through Compton High to see Justin on campus and at his home afterwards."
Brown earned first-team all-league honors after racking up 69 tackles, four sacks, one fumble recovery and one interception that he returned 55 yards for a touchdown.
Brown was selected to the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 for the class of 2009 landing as the Golden State's No. 45 prospect at any position.