Andrew Brown to Virginia: Cavaliers Land 5-Star DT Prospect

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IJune 29, 2013

According to Rivals' Adam Friedman, 5-star defensive tackle Andrew Brown has committed to the University of Virginia:

The 6'4", 285-pound Virginia native has been courted by several high-profile schools during the recruiting process, ranging from the SEC to the Big 12 to the Big Ten. Alabama assistant coach Lance Thompson watched him play in September 2012 before the Crimson Tide went on their title run.

Ranked as the No. 7 overall recruit and No. 1 defensive tackle in the 2014 class by, Brown figures to be a handful at the next level.

He offers run-stopping and pass-rushing ability in the interior. He not only has great burst and athleticism for a player his size, but he also has the size, strength and explosiveness to stop ball-carriers in their tracks. He simply ate up opposing linemen playing at Oscar Smith High School.

You're looking at a player who can single-handedly cause problems in the passing game and the running game for opponents.

On February 11, Brown narrowed the list down to his final 10, which included Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Ohio State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and North Carolina, per

Brown's combination of size and athleticism makes him a great fit for any program or any scheme. Beyond his abilities on the field, he also has the potential to be a versatile player in college.

Landing a recruit of Brown's caliber is a huge win, and for the Cavaliers, you could see him out on the field as soon as next season. He has the talent to make an instant impact from the very beginning.


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