The recruiting process has been a hectic one for offensive lineman Aaron Brown, as he has had five dozen colleges extend a scholarship offer his way.
Aaron and his father George have decided that the time has come to focus on the
"It was time to narrow things down and get focused on making a
decision," George Brown said. "All the schools on the list are now at
ground zero. They are all
starting over. It is time for the five coaching staffs to make an impression on
George Brown is leaving that final choice entirely up to Aaron.
"He is about to make the first real adult decision of his life,"
George Brown said. "It will be his decision and his decision only. It
doesn't matter where I want him to go.
"We talked over his final list of five, but now it is on him. He is
going to spend at least three years and maybe as many as five years of his life
wherever he decides to go, so the choice must be his."
In the meantime, Aaron has been working out hard.
"Aaron is working out five times a week come rain or shine," George
Brown said. "He is squatting over 500 lbs for one rep and he is benching
225 for 13 reps. We are working on hand fighting techniques.
"He was checked just yesterday and weighed in at 292 and was 6-6 1/4 in
his stocking feet. It now all about preparation. He is going to be more ready
and in better shape than at any time in his life. One thing Aaron is determined
to do is not be outworked."
Aaron Brown is scheduled to take an official visit to Ohio State during the
weekend of Sept. 10. He plans on visiting Auburn on 9/3, Louisville on 9/17,
Virginia Tech on 9/24, and Miami (Fla.) on 10/1. Purdue is also reportedly still
under consideration. All six schools have offered scholarships.