December 5, 2007

Five-Star Brown A Top 2009 Priority For Vols

Like all college staffs, Tennessee's coaches are working hard toward assembling the Class of 2008. But Memphis wide receiver prospect Marlon Brown has shown so much ability and potential already that he's got some coaches already thinking about the Class of 2009. Brown has already been identified as not only the top junior football prospect in the state, but also one of the most promising players in the nation in his class.

Brown (6-foot-5, 205 pounds), from Harding Academy in Memphis, is just now starting to see how much of a stir he's going to cause among college recruiters. And the early signs are that he's going to be one of the most highly sought after prospects in the nation next year.

The mail and the interest he'd been getting had already given him a hint of what things might be like, but he wasn't expecting the kind of notoriety that was coming his way when Rivals.com unveiled its first Top-100 list for the 2009 Class.

Brown came in as the No. 11 prospect in the nation on the just-released rankings, and the No. 2 receiver in the nation.

To say that Brown was caught off guard by his newfound status as a high-profile recruit is an understatement.


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