2014 three-star athlete Noah Brown received an offer from the USF Bulls yesterday, and I covered the news here on the FanSided150. But that USF offer on Tuesday was just the prelude, because the Penn State Nittany Lions gave Brown his biggest offer yet yesterday. Penn State is just the latest Big Ten team to start recruiting Brown, as he has also picked up notable B1G offers from the Wisconsin Badgers and Michigan State Spartans.
The Sparta, New Jersey ATH/RB also has offers from the Boston College Eagles, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Virginia Tech Hokies, North Carolina Tar Heels, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Be sure to watch for Notre Dame and Michigan as other potential offers, because both schools seem to be showing significant interest in Brown as well. The West Virginia Mountaineers are also reported to be one of his offers by Rivals.com and ESPN.com.
Easily one of the top ten recruits in the state of New Jersey, the Pope John’s 6’2″, 195 pound ATH is ranked by the 247Composite as the 411th-best recruit in the country overall. He is also tabbed by the 247Composite as the 40th-best athlete, but 247Sports’s itself views Noah Brown as a top 200 player overall and a top 20 athlete.
Last season, Brown showcased his playmaking ability by returning four kick-offs for touchdowns, catching 41 passes for six receiving touchdowns, and he also ran for 847 yards on just 98 carries (14 touchdowns on the ground). Those are great numbers across the board, and they confirm his status as one of the top recruits in New Jersey. Brown visited in-state, Big Ten-newcomer Rutgers last month (he said he loved the visit), and he has a trip to Virginia Tech scheduled later on in the month.
Brown is a huge target for the Wisconsin Badgers, so we’ll see if Penn State’s recent offer ends up setting a recruiting battle between both schools. The rival Spartans should also figure to vie heavily for Brown’s pledge, and he is an electrifying athlete that most programs would love to get their hands on.
Although he could definitely play at wide receiver in college, running back is his preferred position (at least, based on what I see). The speedster is thus being recruited by most programs as an RB, and Big Ten heavyweights Nebraska and Wisconsin are trying to recruit the standout there. Brown could very well be one of the top 200 prospects in the nation, and this Penn State offer will foreshadow many more big offers to come for the RB/WR (it should also be noted that he played on defense for Pope John’s as well).
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