Last Spring, Earnest Brown IV announced a commitment to Northwestern.
On Monday, the Billy Ryan (Denton, TX) defensive lineman made another when he revealed his participation in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl this upcoming January.
“It really means a lot because not a lot of people get this opportunity,” Brown said. “To be an All American is rare and to say I am one is amazing.”
The 2017 prospect was also quick to point out the admiration for his family and the gratitude placed towards them.
“I thank both my parents, especially my mama,” he said. “She is my everything, and I don’t know what I would do without her. My sister and brother have been there too. I love both of them to death. They helped raise me to be a great man. My brother has been my coach for almost my whole life, and I thank him so much.”
Brown holds 23 scholarship offers and committed to the Wildcats this past March, which was followed by a visit from Ohio State offensive coordinator Tim Beck on May 5.
Prior to his Northwestern verbal, the senior made an unofficial visit to Baylor on March 18 and received a visit from Duke running back coach Re’quan Boyette on Jan. 21.
Brown also took junior day trips to Evanston (March 5), Texas A&M (Feb. 28), Texas (Feb. 27), SMU (Feb. 20) and Oklahoma (Feb. 13).
At 6’5″ and 240 pounds, with a time of 4.80 seconds in the 40-yard dash, the defensive end is a natural fit in a 4-3 scheme.
Brown provides traits ideal for setting the edge as a pass rusher and run stopper while being able to slide along the interior of the line in nickel and dime packages
Dropping into coverage, he displays a skill set to compete in zone schemes out on the slot, over the tight end and in the flat.
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