Monday, December 17, 2007

Brown to Miami, but it's not all bad

North Carolina’s Internet message boards were whipped into a frenzy Monday afternoon over Arthur Brown, a linebacker who just completed his senior season at Wichita East High in Kansas.
Brown listed North Carolina as one of his five finalists and had an in-home visit from coach Butch Davis and recruiting coordinator John Blake on Dec. 5, according to the Wichita Eagle.

During a news conference carried live on television station KAKE’s web site, Brown committed to Miami. He said he’d met with a lot of the players and coaches at Miami and felt good about the school.

“That’s really what it was all about,” said Brown, who’s rated the No. 4 prospect nationally by

Davis and Blake were thwarted this time, but becoming a finalist for a top player in Kansas along with Miami, LSU, Southern California and Florida after a 4-8 season demonstrated that North Carolina is doing something right in recruiting.

The interest of fans Monday in something other than Tyler Hansbrough’s minor concussion (he’s probable for Nicholls State on Wednesday night, by the way) also is a step in the right direction for North Carolina football.

– Ken Tysiac


Proud Parent said...

My son was also recruited by Coach Davis and staff. I was very impressed with all the coaches and the campus in general. However, the football faculities need a MAJOR overhaul. They will never be a contender unless money is spend on the football program. Money that is currently going to basketball.

Tar Heel Grad said...

The UNC football facilities were considered the best in the nation when they were completed prior to 1997 - Mack Brown's last as Tar Heel head coach which culminated in a final AP #4 national ranking. Since then, many other programs have upgraded their facilities and caught up with the Tar Heels. However, current plans are in place, and sketches have been made for an expansion to UNC's current stadium to include additional luxury suites, additional seating and a revamped Academic Support center/recreational center (which will be available to all athletes). The project costs have been estimated at $150 million. Oh and by the way, UNC is currently leading the nation is fundraising, surpassing $2.2 billion through its Carolina First program. Although not all of that money is earmarked for athletics, you can bet that there will be plenty of money to go to the basketball program, baseball program, as well as all of the other nationally-prominent athletic programs UNC fields in addition to the budding football program Davis is building.

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Anonymous said...

i see unc on many of the souths top 100 short list but only 2 or 3 hard committments. its definately headed in the right direction. in two more years, theyll be running the show in the acc.

ps get rid of the staid powder blues and back to the high sheen blues

Miami Hotels said...

I saw this news conference when I was in my Miami vacation thorough LMT. That's really good news.