May 13, 2009

Ohio State gains interest of 4-star offensive lineman

Perhaps one of the most talented offensive linemen in the state of Tennessee is Memphis (Tenn.) Manassas offensive guard O.C. Brown, and Ohio State was down at his high school late last week to touch base.

The Buckeyes sent quarterbacks coach Nick Siciliano to visit with Brown and the four-star offensive tackle said he enjoyed having the Buckeye coach down to visit.

"He was telling me that he would like me to try and go up there and visit and I told him I would try to," said Brown, a 6-foot-2, 312-pound guard. "Ohio State is on my radar and I would love to know more about them."

Thus far in Brown's recruiting process he has received three offers from Kentucky, Colorado, and Southern Mississippi, but is also drawing interest from schools like Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Tennessee.

Brown was excited about where his recruitment was heading, but couldn't get past the fact that an Ohio State coach came down to visit.

"It's going great and for Ohio State to come, that's really big," Brown said. "When they told me it was Ohio State's coach I was like, 'man.'"

After the visit, Brown said he plans on keeping in close contact with Siciliano in order to see what's new with Ohio State and possibly to understand the situation in terms of a possible offer. Brown said he will give Siciliano a call or e-mail him to the near future.

While Brown has released some of his top schools in the past, which consisted of Auburn atop of his list with LSU, Southern Miss, Kentucky and Colorado following, but the lineman did say if Ohio State offered things could change.

"They would probably be No. 1," Brown said of Ohio State.

Despite being ranked in the Rivals250 as the No. 230 player in the 2010 class, Brown said he still wants to work on his game.

"I still need to work on my technique, my power, and my quickness," Brown said.

Brown said he hopes to make it out to a camp at Ohio State this summer in order to demonstrate some of his schools to the Buckeye staff, while also using it as an opportunity to see Ohio State's campus and become more familiar with the school.

Brown also plans on attending camps at Tennessee and Oklahoma, but as of now the offensive lineman doesn't have any other visits planned for the summer.

"I would like to go out to Ohio State so I am going to try and go to a camp this summer," Brown said.

Despite naming some early leaders in the past, Brown said there isn't a clear-cut team with an advantage. Instead, he said he wants to take his time and see what each school on his list has to offer.

"I am really all the way open," Brown said. "I don't have a top three or anything. I am just going to go to a school that is best for me… I want a good program that has good academics and a place that I think I fit in."

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