Recruiting: OU gets next shot at St. Louis DE
Jerry Brown, DE, 6'5, 251, 4.9, ST. LOUIS (VASHON HS) MISSOURI: JH: Are you still playing? JB: "We lost the last game in our district. We finished our season at 6-4." JH: What kind of season did you have? JB: "On defense 97 tackles, 13 sacks and one interception. They tried to throw a screen play and I stepped in front of it and picked it off. I don't have one game of stats figured in yet. I really want those stats included, because I want to finish with over 100 tackles. I have never finished with 100 tackles and I know when that one game is included that I am going to have over 100 tackles. I think I had a good year, but my goal to get 100 tackles and I look forward to seeing that total." JH: What position do you feel you will play in college? JB: "I am being recruited at defensive end and tight end. I think I am better at defensive end, but I also realize that tight end is a possibility." JH: What is your visit schedule? JB: "I am going to Oklahoma this weekend." JH: What are your thoughts on Oklahoma? JB: "I have the same great thoughts about Oklahoma from the time when I visited Oklahoma before. I am looking forward to seeing something different than what I saw at Nebraska." JH: Does Oklahoma have a legitimate chance to sign you? JB: "I could see myself playing at Oklahoma. I really feel I can get into their rotation at defensive end or putting on some good pounds and moving inside to defensive tackle. I think I can be good at both positions and I like the situation at both positions at Oklahoma. I think I could get into the rotation at defensive end next year, and if I can put on enough weight I think I could do the same at defensive end." JH: So how many visits have you been to so far? JB: "I have been to Nebraska officially and Missouri unofficially. Oklahoma is going to be my second official visit and then I am going to Illinois the following week. Then I will take my official visit to Missouri the week after that." JH: At one time you were committed to Illinois, so what is your status with them at this time? JB: "I would say that I am a soft commit to Illinois, but I am still looking around at other schoolsl." JH: Your recruiting seems to take a lot of twist and turns? JB: "My recruiting is like a roller coaster — up and down. It is exciting. For instance, I have added Tennessee to my list of visits in January and I have cancelled Michigan State. My recruiting has been up and down some, but I want to make sure I am visiting the schools I want to visit."