Brown Recaps Latest Visit

Erik Brown

The Fontana (Calif.) Summit receiver, Erik Brown, talked about his official visit to Oregon State and where he stands with his commitment to Washington...

Fontana (Calif.) Summit receiver Erik Brown took his second official visit, this time to the first Pac-12 school that offered him, Oregon State

When Brown got to Corvallis, he was greeted by two familiar faces.

"I got to spend time with two of my former teammates, Charles Okonkwo and Justin Strong," said Brown. "Charles was my host but Justin was with us the whole time. It was cool seeing them and spending time with them."

It was Brown's first time in Corvallis and he liked what he saw.

"The town is beautiful and it's a real college town and I could see myself there," said Brown. "I'm going to be evaluating every school to Washington (where he's committed)."

Brown also got to see the nation's leading receiver, Brandin Cooks, go to work and that also impressed him.

"That really stands out to me, that he's the leading receiver in the nation and they also have the leading passer in the nation (in Sean Mannion)," said Brown. "I talked to Brandin and he's a cool dude. He said that Oregon State is not like other college teams. He said that some people go here or there separate at other schools, but they do everything as one big team at Oregon State."

Brown also talked extensively with Oregon State head coach Mike Riley and receivers coach Brent Brennan.

"Coach Riley is a really good coach and person and Coach Brennan is a great guy and a great people person," said Brown. "His receivers love to be there playing for him."

Next up for Brown is an official visit to Notre Dame, one in which he's greatly anticipating.

"I'm going to Notre Dame in two weeks and I'm looking forward to that," said Brown. "Coach (Mike) Denbrock is recruiting me and so is Coach (Bob) Elliott."

Brown said he may also add a visit to UCLA in there.

"I talk to Coach (Jim) Mora and Coach (Eric) Yarber, and I will be going to their next home game, since I have a free weekend," said Brown. "I'm definitely considering a visit to UCLA. I will have one more visit so that may be the fifth visit."

The fourth visit will be Washington, where he committed in July at The Opening.

Brown said too much is being made about him taking trips to other schools.

"I'm solidly committed to Washington," said Brown. "They said it was cool if I took visits and I wanted to experience the trips and just make sure I'm making the right decision, but that doesn't mean I'm not committed. I'm solid to them and I love the coaches there."

Brown said the Husky coaching staff stays in frequent contact with him.

"I talk to Coach (Peter) Sirmon, Coach (Eric) Kiesau, Coach (Keith) Heyward and Coach Sark (Steve Sarkisian)," said Brown. "We all have a really good relationship."

Brown has had to bounce around on offense this year, having to play quarterback at times because of the lack of depth.

"We've had some difficulties with some young guys up front, but we're just working hard and ready to get to league play," said Brown.

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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