“I’ve actually been to Knoxville, like, for a wedding, but I hadn’t been in the stadium or around the facilities,” Brown said. “It’s really good people, amazing facilities. I mean, this stadium is insane.
“I got a lot of time with the players and the staff. It was a great experience.”
Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss and South Carolina also have extended offers to Brown. He said Tennessee’s coaches told him last weekend “just to stay humble and don’t let it get to your head, and to just take it all in and enjoy it.”
The Vols also showed him around their campus and facilities and gave him an idea of some of the things they’re planning to do in the future. He came away encouraged by the direction of the program.
“They’re building a new weight room, and that's good,” Brown said. “And not only that — they’re building a great program. They’re building a program that’s going to be able to thrive because they have great people and great players.”
Brown picked up an offer from Tennessee on March 8, the same day he added an offer from Georgia. He said he already had started to talk with the Vols’ coaches even before last week’s visit.
“I’ll talk to (defensive analyst Chad
, and then I’ll talk to Coach BJ a lot,” Brown said, referring to Tennessee linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary
The Vols are recruiting Brown to play “inside ‘backer,” he said.
He’s interested in Tennessee for multiple reasons, and he said he “for sure” will visit the Vols again later this year.
“I mean, again, it’s great facilities,” Brown said. “But, more than that, they’re great people. They really want to help me strive to be a better person and a better man, and a better player.”
That’s one of the things he said he’s hoping to find in a college.