The Huskers have made dozens of offers to players at a number of positions for the recruiting class of 2009. Many of them have not yet been rated by the major scouting websites nor tracked real well in terms of their interest in the schools courting them. That’s why when you see a kid that already has an offer from Nebraska and indicates a high degree of interest, it grabs your attention.
Brady Brown is a Dallas-area wide receiver who goes 6’5” and 205 lbs. A close approximation would be former All-Big 12 receiver Todd Blythe of Iowa State. So far, he’s reportedly been offered by Iowa, Duke, Rice, Vanderbilt, and Kansas in addition to his recent offer from the Huskers. He also indicates a strong interest in KU, so if the early indications are correct it will be a showdown between the Huskers and Jayhawks for his services. He carries a high GPA, but Kansas offered him anyway (forgive me, I couldn’t resist).
Brown has earned an early three-star rating just as Blythe did and was very productive as a junior hauling in 95 catches for over 1,000 yards with 12 touchdowns. A quick glance at his film doesn’t show blinding speed (neither did Blythe), but obviously his size would create mismatches. With his frame, he could easily bulk up into the range of a tight end, if he were so inclined. He’ll be one to watch in the coming year as it appears likely he’ll be headed to a Big 12 North school.