Prospect Update: Ryan Brown

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Ryan Brown recorded over 100 tackles and 4 INTs this season.

Ryan Brown

Linebacker - Moncks Corner, SC (Berkley HS)


6-2, 235, 4.47

405lbs bench, 474 lbs squat


Had 74 tackles in 6 games as a junior.  As a senior he recorded more than
100 tackles and picked off 4 passes.  Selected to Shrine Bowl.



Penn State

South Carolina


North Carolina

NC State




Visits w/ player comments:

Clemson 1/10 - "Basically they are a state school, and I wanted to give
all the state schools a chance to recruit me.  They have a great defense
and they played real well this year.  My cousin J.J. McKelvey goes there
and plays wide receiver.  I've always liked Clemson, and I like the
colors and everything."

South Carolina 1/17 - "We run the same defense at our high school and I
know almost everyone there.  I either played against them or played with
them on the same team like Jabari Levey my cousin.  It's like a hometown
team to me."

Ohio State 1/24 - "At first when they started recruiting me I was
interested but they were not doing too good the last couple of years. 
Then all of sudden they changed it around and everything. When I talked to the
coaches they said a lot of the linebackers were leaving and that really helped
me get interested in them."

Florida (?) -  "I've always loved the Gators.  They have a real good
team.  My mom likes them too so I have to give them a chance since my mom
likes them."



"Right now I would probably say South Carolina."

Tell us about the injuries.

"At first I played my freshman year and I played the whole year and it
was good.  I won top freshman in the state.  Then my sophomore year I
hurt it (ankle) in the first game.  Then I came back my junior year and
played the first four games and I have great games.  In the first four
games I totaled like 56 tackles.  Then I hurt it again and I came back for
the last two games but I couldn't really do anything.  So I am a senior
now.  I played the whole year and I had a great year. "

What was the exact injury?

"Chronic ankle sprain or broken ankle.  It was on the same one in
the same spot."

Listen to the full interview with Mickey Plyler here.

What are some of your strengths as a linebacker?

"I can stunt real well and I can get to the quarterback. I can drop
into zones and make interceptions.  Basically I would say I am a big play
linebacker.  I make the big play and stuff like that."

What are the factors that will come into your decision?

"First off it will be academics, whether my mom likes the school or not and
last but not least if I am going to like it there and I am going to be able to
fit in with the players and get playing time."

* Listen to "Plyler on Sports" weekdays 4-7PM on 1070AM in Upstate SC. *

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