Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch two way lineman Charles Brown gave a soft commitment to USC a few months ago but then just a few weeks later, called USC and UCLA his co-leaders after the Bruins stepped up and offered a scholarship. Where are things at now?
Brown, 6-6, 250 pounds is one of the most versatile players in the region and could play tight end, offensive tackle, defensive end or defensive tackle in college. We’ve always felt Brown was a natural left tackle but he has always insisted tight end is his best position and where he wants to play in college.
Brown told the USC coaches he was coming but said it was just a soft commitment saying he still wanted to keep his options open and possibly take a few trips. One school that Brown was always high on along with the Trojans was UCLA and when the Bruins offered, Brown made the somewhat strange comment that he was still committed to SC but added the two L.A schools were his co-leaders.
“I really think he’ll end up a Trojan,” Diamond Ranch head coach Tom Leach said. “He has always really liked SC and I think that’s where his heart is at right now. UCLA is still in there too and he’s going to keep his options open but when it comes down to it, I don’t see him going anywhere other than SC.”
Leach went on to say that Brown has as much upside as anyone he has ever coached.
“He’s an incredible player right now and is not even close to being as good as he’s going to be,” Leach said. “He’s so big and athletic and still hasn’t stopped growing. I think he could play a number of positions in college and be successful. Not only does he have the physical tools but he has a great work ethic in the weight room and is just a really good kid all around. He’s the total package on and off the field.”