New Orleans (La.) Jesuit tight end Chris Brown gave a verbal commitment to Tennessee earlier this fall, but that hasn’t kept some other heavy hitters from continuing to make a push for the rising prospect.
“I think he’s leaning to Tennessee right now,” said Jesuit coach Vic Eumont, “but he’s talking about taking some more official visits before he makes his final decision. I know he’s pretty high on Florida right now and wants to make a visit down there.”
Brown (6-3, 235, 4.75) now has offers from the Vols and Gators, as well as Indiana and Tulane. He’s also receiving steady interest from most of the SEC and other southern programs.
“He’s a kid who’s a tremendous all-around athlete,” Eumont said. “He’s a complete player at tight end. He’s skilled enough to play tight end, fullback or slot; kind of like an H-back. He has great strength, great leaping ability and great hands. He’s caught 28 passes for more than 500 yards and two touchdowns this season, and he’s the best blocking tight end that I’ve ever seen. He’s a big-time college prospect.”
Brown bench presses more than 300 pounds and has excellent footwork and mobility, according to Eumont. He also plays basketball which helps his agility and hands.
Off the field, he maintains a 3.0 GPA and has posted a qualifying test score.
Brown will schedule his official visits when Jesuit's season is completed. The Blue Jays are 9-2 heading into a second-round playoff matchup with East St. John on Friday.