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Highly recruited DB Anthony Brown commits to Arkansas
Highly recruited defensive back Anthony Brown has committed to Arkansas.
Brown, 6-2, 190 pounds, of Milan, Tenn., accumulated offers from schools such as Alabama, Tennessee, Oregon, Michigan State, Virginia, Duke and others.
He made an unofficial visit to Fayetteville for Saturday's game against Texas.
Razorbacks cornerbacks coach Sam Carter is a big reason for his pledge.
“Coach Carter and I are real close,” Brown said in an earlier interview. “That’s my guy. He’s real cool. He checks up on me every day and sends verses in the morning. We’re real close.”
Brown was a Jack of all trades for the 14-3 Bulldogs, runners-up in Class 3A, as a junior. He rushed 101 times for 962 yards and 14 touchdowns, completed 20 of 50 passes for 249 yards and 6 touchdowns, and caught 15 passes for 308 yards and 5 touchdowns.
He also had 64 tackles, 9 pass breakups, 8 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 2 interceptions and 3 forced fumbles. Brown is appreciative of Carter’s honesty.
“He keeps it real with you,” said Brown, who made an official visit to Fayetteville in June. “He’ll tell you what he wants out of you and what he’s going to do with you once you get to Arkansas. He doesn’t care about stars. He just wants somebody that’s going to come in and play.”
Milan head coach Carl Diffee, who coached Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson at Sardis (Miss.) North Panola, compares Brown with Arkansas safety Jalen Catalon.
“He’s got tremendous potential and will be a big-time defensive player at the next level,” Diffee said. “He’ll come down and lay the lumber.”
Brown is the 18th commitment in Arkansas' 2022 class.
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