2011 Countdown: #68 Greg Brown

2011 Countdown: #68 Greg Brown


June 24, 2011
Greg Brown (#35) looks on as Je’ron Stokes (#6) catches the TD pass
in the 2011 spring game.

Name: Greg Brown
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 180 lbs.
High school: Ross High School in Fremont, OH
Position: Cornerback
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: #35
Last year: Brown was a high school senior

For some reason I failed to write up a commitment post for Brown when he committed back in September of 2009.  That’s probably because I was super busy right at the beginning of football season, but now I have nothing to link to.  Crap.

Brown enrolled early back in January, and that ought to give him a leg up on some of his defensive back classmates.  Early reports from spring practice weren’t exactly glowing, but he started to gain some steam as the spring session continued.  Brown played a fair amount in the spring game, and reviews of his performance were mixed.  He had good coverage at times, bad coverage at times, and wasn’t particularly effective supporting the run.  Overall, though, he did about as well as one could expect of a freshman early enrollee.

With the return of three starting cornerbacks (Troy Woolfolk, J.T. Floyd, Courtney Avery) in the fall and some more talented classmates hitting the field in August, Brown’s chances of making a major impact this fall are slim.  He might play against the MAC teams on the schedule, but regular special teams duty might even be a stretch.

Prediction: Backup cornerback

6 comments

  1. Comments: 21634
    Jun 24, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    I totally thought Brown had that pass dead to rights. He stuck with Stokes and just misplayed the ball.

  2. Comments: 21634
    Jun 24, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    @ David 1:21 p.m.

    I thought he would at least knock it down. A lot of people said Stokes pushed off, but I didn't see much contact.

  3. Comments: 21634
    Anonymous
    Jun 24, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    On a separate note, are you going to give us your player ratings for some of the earlier commitments who committed before your rating system came out?

  4. Comments: 21634
    Jun 24, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    @ Anonymous 1:59 p.m.

    All the ratings for 2012 commits are on the 2012 Offer Board. The only one who I haven't rated yet is A.J. Williams because I haven't seen much of him.

  5. Comments: 21634
    KB
    Jun 24, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    Any chance Brown redshirts or is he someone who doesn't redshirt so the more talented players in his class can?

  6. Comments: 21634
    Jun 24, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    @ KB 4:15 p.m.

    There's a chance, but with spring practice already under his belt and a need for experienced cornerbacks next year (when Woolfolk and potentially Floyd are gone), I'm guessing he'll play a little bit. He's probably a little more prepared than the other three freshman corners who didn't enroll early.

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