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UM Legacy Brown has UM in top 5, will be at UL game this weekend

UM Legacy Brown has UM in top 5, will be at UL game this weekend

Stefan Adams
2020 American Heritage (FL) CB Davonte Brown was a beneficiary of Miami’s expanding cornerback board in recent weeks, as Brown landed a UM offer and then experienced a Hurricanes’ practice soon after.

“Coach (DeMarcus) Van Dyke had texted me on a Friday, asked me to come to the Georgia Tech game, but I couldn’t make it,” Brown said. “Then that following Monday, they talked to my head coach, and he let me know Miami had offered me. I was shocked, I didn’t expect it.

“Over the following weekend, I went to a practice, talked to coach (Mike) Rumph, coach (Manny) Diaz, met a lot of coaches and players, got to see how practice is run.”

With the Miami offer now in hand, Brown is certainly interested in what UM brings to the table, as going to school close to home is something he’s always thought about.

“The tradition there is great, but also I’d be able to stay down in South Florida, play in front of my hometown so my parents could watch me play,” Brown said of UM. “I could definitely see myself at Miami.”

And Brown isn’t new to the tradition of the Miami program: His father, Selwyn Brown, played DB for UM from 1983-1987, and was a part of the ’83 and ’87 championship teams. Growing up around his father’s passion for Miami gave Davonte a sense that he could one day eventually be part of that same history.

“It was cool growing up around him, he’s always yelling at the TV when the games are going on,” Brown said of his father. “He made sure I always knew about the legacy of the players and the team. I feel like maybe I could contribute to that.”

Under Selwyn’s influence no doubt, Brown has seen pretty much every Miami game this season. His take on how the defense is playing?

“I see they’ve been making plays, making turnovers,” he said.

The American Heritage star will get an up close look at the team this weekend, as he plans to be in the Miami recruiting section for the Louisville game on Saturday. Overall, Brown admits that Miami is already among his favorites, but that he won’t be making a quick commitment.

“I’d say they’re in my top 5, along with Missouri, UCF, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia,” Brown said of Miami. “I don’t want to make a decision right away. I’m still trying to visit schools and see everything.”

The 6-2 160 pound prospect has done just that recently, taking an official visit to Pitt over the summer and then following it up with an OV to UCF last weekend.

“I enjoyed the atmosphere at Pitt. The coaches, players, city were all nice,” Brown said of his official. “I just took one to UCF, and I’m going to make it to Miami for an official too. I might also go see West Virginia with a teammate.”

As of now, Brown has no decision timeline, and isn’t sure if he will sign early with his school of choice. He’s more focusing on his senior season right now, as the 8-1 Patriots are in the Quarterfinals of the playoffs against Key West this weekend.

“It’s going by fast,” Brown said of his senior season. “I’ve been doing whatever my team needs.”

Brown has tallied 13 tackles and 1 INT for American Heritage in 8 games in 2019. At the Opening Miami Regional in February, he recorded a 4.64 40-yard dash and a 4.50 short shuttle.

 

Comments (31)

Struggling to get any good CBs here.... My god. Couch and Williams were solid last year but this year is a nightmare class.
Marcus Clarke is not a nightmare take imo, nor is Branch. Neither is a national, blue-chip recruit, but both are very solid. Again, imo Clarke can be an absolute stud. Insane ball skills, hips, and speed. Should be a 4* and likely will be.
 
Will say something I don't think I've ever said on this board, but it really is a down year locally for DB's.

There's no doubt. I've said it since camp season. DBs are way down, OL are way up. It's a weird year.

Brown is a system guy to me. He has the length Rumph wants, good speed (curious to see what he runs in the 100M this spring) and is clearly physical. If we aren't landing big-timers, at least get productive local guys with some tools and toughness. That's what Golden failed to do.
 
There's no doubt. I've said it since camp season. DBs are way down, OL are way up. It's a weird year.

Brown is a system guy to me. He has the length Rumph wants, good speed (curious to see what he runs in the 100M this spring) and is clearly physical. If we aren't landing big-timers, at least get productive local guys with some tools and toughness. That's what Golden failed to do.

Oline is way up in SoFl and we still not landing them, I understand why though
 
In his first year in HS track and in just 3 track meets he participated in this year he lowered his times so that his best was 11.22 in the 100m in the district championships. He has yet to reach his full capacity in this area.
 
Goes to show the faith the staff have in Rumph to develop corners. Rumph is a damn good developer of talent. People were praying that Ivey would be a bust so they could say that Rumph messed him up but even Ivey is starting to shine. His bust ratio is extremely low.

Blades, Bandy, Ivey have all played very very well as the season has progressed.
 
In his first year in HS track and in just 3 track meets he participated in this year he lowered his times so that his best was 11.22 in the 100m in the district championships. He has yet to reach his full capacity in this area.
He will keep developing physically and with the S&C here that speed will drop even more. He is physical despite the frail build. Offer him.
 
Marcus Clarke is not a nightmare take imo, nor is Branch. Neither is a national, blue-chip recruit, but both are very solid. Again, imo Clarke can be an absolute stud. Insane ball skills, hips, and speed. Should be a 4* and likely will be.
I agree. I’m really high on Clarke. I think he has an NFL future. Speed, balls skills, and looks willing to mix it up. Don’t know why he isn’t ranked higher honestly.
 
In his first year in HS track and in just 3 track meets he participated in this year he lowered his times so that his best was 11.22 in the 100m in the district championships. He has yet to reach his full capacity in this area.
Three total HS meets and he is at at 11.22. This kid will crack 11.0 with a little weight training and muscle development. He plays tough despite the thin build. May take him a RS year to get to 180-185 pounds but worth the schollie.
 
Goes to show the faith the staff have in Rumph to develop corners. Rumph is a damn good developer of talent. People were praying that Ivey would be a bust so they could say that Rumph messed him up but even Ivey is starting to shine. His bust ratio is extremely low.

Blades, Bandy, Ivey have all played very very well as the season has progressed.
Ivey did a dam good job with the FSU receivers. Even did a good job with terry when his number was called. I’ll eat crow here considering I was leading the craptalking brigade after the GT game
 

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