Lyndhurst Brush junior doesn’t have an OSU offer – yet; Michigan in hot pursuit

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Lyndhurst Brush DE Pharaoh Brown

Lyndhurst Brush junior tight end/defensive end Pharaoh Brown has a
rapidly growing list of scholarship offers. Ohio State is not one of
them to this point, but that doesn’t mean the Buckeyes aren’t
interested. Michigan however has already begun making a strong push…


Lyndhurst Brush junior tight end/defensive end Pharaoh Brown has a rapidly growing list of scholarship offers. Ohio State is not one of them to this point, but that doesn’t mean the Buckeyes aren’t interested.

“My coach talked to one of their coaches and they want to get me down there,” Brown said. “I’m going to Ohio State on April 16. That will be my first time down there for football.”

Brown has previously visited Michigan, Pitt, Notre Dame and Syracuse.

The 6-foot-7 and 215-pound Brown played defensive end and quarterback during his junior season, but is being recruited as a defensive end or tight end. He made 52 tackles including eight sacks last season. Brown had 13 tackles for loss and blocked three punts.

“It’s pretty balanced between tight end and defensive end,” Brown said. “And a few schools are recruiting me as an athlete.”

Brown estimated his scholarship offer total stands at 16. In the past two weeks he has added Michigan State, Illinois, North Carolina, Purdue and Cincinnati. His earlier offers include Michigan, Pitt, Colorado and Arizona State.

As things now stand the Buckeyes have at least a couple months to continue to evaluate Brown.

“I’ll probably make my decision in the summer,” Brown said. “I think it will be before the football season (starts).”

Brown has not had a lot of contact with the Buckeyes just yet, but that could change once he visits Ohio State.

“I talk to coach (Taver) Johnson here and there,” Brown said. “I want to get down there and see what they have to offer.”

Bill Kurelic’s Comment: In some years Brown might already have an offer from Ohio State. But the Bucks signed two outstanding tight ends in February as well as a great group of defensive linemen, and it is another great year for defensive linemen in Ohio this year. But Brown has too much potential not to get a good look from the Bucks.

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