By now, most people are well aware of Hermitage (Richmond, VA) tailback Derrick Green, who has become a nationally recruited prospect in the class of 2013. But Green isn’t the only Hermitage junior with a major FBS offer.
“Brian Brown has an offer from ECU already,” Panthers head coach Patrick Kane wrote via e-mail.
The 6’2″, 185-pound Brown played free safety and wide receiver for the Panthers last season. He had 20 tackles and four interceptions, earning 2011 Richmond Times-Dispatch first-team all-metro honors for his play on defense. He had 22 receptions for 517 yards and five touchdowns at wide receiver.
Brown has “excellent hands and ability to go get the ball at wide receiver,” Kane wrote. “[Brown is a] big hitter with great burst to the ball, and he has the ability to determine run or pass in the play-action game.”
ECU is the first offer for Brown, who is drawing serious interest from a handful of ACC programs as well as Penn State. Boston College, N.C. State, Virginia and Virginia Tech are the ACC programs expressing the most interest, Kane said. On the visit front, Kane notes that Brown has taken an unofficial to Penn State.
Junior place-kicker/punter John Stiebel is drawing serious college interest as well, Kane reports. Stiebel was a first-team all-Colonial District place-kicker and punter in 2011. He will be a 4-year starter at place-kicker and a 3-year starter at punter, but Kane says that schools are looking at him as a place-kicker.