Junior to Watch: Phillip Brown
School: Hampton (Va.) Phoebus
Size and speed: Brown stands 5-foot-11 and weighs 185 pounds. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, bench presses 275 pounds and squats 250. He has a 29-inch vertical leap.
Statistics: As a junior, Brown made 71 tackles and had four interceptions.
Honors: Group AAA all-state, all-region.
Favorite Schools: Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia.
Skinny: Brown is arguably the best defensive back in Virginia this year and combines blazing speed with an aggressive attitude. He has a big leader in the recruiting wars.
“Virginia Tech is my favorite,” he said. “I’ve been offered by both Tech and Virginia, but right now Tech has a big lead.”
And will he be a package deal to Tech with his teammate, Xavier Adibi.
“I’m not sure,” he laughed. “I still haven’t made up my mind and won’t until I’m completely sure. I still want to visit Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia before I decide. Xavier likes Tech too and his brother is there, but he got some mail from Miami and that turned his head a bit. Neither of us are sure of anything and we need to take some official visits.”
Brown will camp at Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland this summer.