Florida Tackle Leader Jeremiah Brown Breaks Down Commitment to FAU Football Class of 2021
For the third straight week, at noon on a Friday, FAU has received good recruiting news.
This time the Owls added a major defensive piece to its 2021 class, as Gadson County highschool linebacker Jeremiah Brown announced his decision to bring his talents to Boca Raton.
"I would like to thanks to Coach Fuller and entire Gadson County Coaching staff, Coach Rispress for his efforts in my recruitment, coach Lies for training me physically, coach Tyson for developing me as a player, and most importantly my mother for her support and love,'' Brown told FAUOwlsnest.com.
Brown chose FAU over reported offers from SEC member Tennessee, C-USA's Marshall and Southern Mississippi, Troy, Toledo, and Georgia Southern.
Head coach Willie Taggart and his staff initially recruited the Tallahassee native while they were at Florida State and the relationship grew from there.
"My conversations with coach Taggart were heartwarming, and he just made me feel really welcome and at home,'' Brown shared.
Owls defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt also played a pivotal part in the efforts to land Brown.
"Coach Leavitt was part of those great 49ers teams and has coached so many great players. "It doesn't matter if I play inside or outside linebacker, I feel like with coaches like (Raymond) Woodie and Leavitt I can definitely get to the next level," Brown explained.
The 6-2' 221 lbs prospect had a ton of production as a junior at Tallahassee Lincoln high school, leading the entire state of Florida with a whopping 147 tackles. He also added 14 tackles for a loss, four sacks, and two interceptions.
Football is not the only sport Brown has dominated in either. At the 220lbs division in the 2A classification, he finished the 2019-2020 season as the second-ranked wrestler in the state.
Current FAU players Kelvin Dean (Rickards high school) and Alvin Dempsy (Port St. Joe high school), who also both hail from the Florida Panhandle, played a part in getting Brown to make the Owls his choice.
"They are my homeboys,'' exclaimed Brown.
Brown becomes the 15th public verbal commit to the 2021 class and the second linebacker pledge, joining Deerfield Beach three-star linebacker Justice Cross.
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He becomes the second Owl commit top join Deion Sanders at JSU.
There is more to this than meets the eye with some of the deommits.
All I can say it's a long offseason and there will much more movement.
I wonder if our class is still the best in the conference now.