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Tigers first to call Brown

Ocean Springs (Miss.) wide receiver DeAndre Brown continues to be one of the more highly-recruited prospects in the Southeast and one SEC West power was the first program to get in touch with him on Sunday, the first day college coaches were allowed to call prospects.
"I just got off the phone with Auburn," Brown said. "(Tigers assistant coach) Don Dunn called. We just caught up and he asked me what I was doing and when spring practice started. He's going to come watch me practice and he's going to bring (Auburn head coach) Tommy Tuberville."
Spring practice starts for Brown one week from Monday.
In addition to Auburn, several other schools are heavily involved with Brown's recruitment, including his current favorite, LSU.
"I've been staying in contact with (LSU recruiting coordinator) Josh Henson, (head coach) Les Miles and former Ocean Springs and current Tigers tight end Richard Dickson, too.
"In the next couple of weeks, I'll be going down there to hang out and see what it is like."
The Florida Gators also are in hot pursuit.
"Florida's head coach Urban Meyer is coming down this Friday," Brown said. "He and (Gators wide receivers coach) Billy Gonzales. They are recruiting me hard. Right now, I don't really know too much about them as far as knowing their coaches and all."
South Carolina, led by Hattiesburg, Miss., native Robert Gillespie, remains in the hunt as well.
"They tell me that if I want to catch 100 passes in a year, then that's the place to be," he said. "I'm not sure when I am going to go up there and visit. I've been talking to coach Gillespie a lot and I am going to try to work something out."
Notre Dame also has offered Brown, but hasn't been in touch as much as the others.
Brown is a pre-evaluation Rivals100 member.