5-star Andrew Brown is the top defensive tackle recruit in the country, so naturally, getting into his top five is going to be a big deal.
Brown checks in at 6'4'', 282 pounds, so he has great size, and he's ranked as the No. 1 defensive tackle in the 2014 class according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He's also the No. 9 overall player according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Some of the best college football programs in the country are vying for his commitment.
According to Brad Franklin of CavsCorner.com (Rivals), Brown is close to choosing a top five:
"I think I'm closing in on my top five," he said. "Then I'm going to close in on my decision not too long after that."
Earlier this year, Brown announced a list of 10: Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State, Virginia and Virginia Tech. With a summer timeframe for announcing when he's trimmed that group in half, he maintains his long-stated desire to enroll early. So will he take official visits?
It's also worth noting that Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia are all listed as "warm interests" on Brown's 247Sports interest list.
With all this in mind, here are the five schools that I predict will make it into Brown's top five (in no particular order):