Texas Longhorns Football logoTexas Longhorns Football

5-Star Running Back Malcolm Brown Commits To Texas Over Alabama, FSU

Five-star running back Malcolm Brown committed to Texas, ending a hard-fought recruitment.
Five-star running back Malcolm Brown committed to Texas, ending a hard-fought recruitment.
Bryan KellySenior Analyst IAugust 18, 2010

The second major running back commitment of the 2011 class just dropped as 5-star Cibolo, TX running back Malcolm Brown verbally committed to the Texas Longhorns over Alabama and Florida State earlier tonight.

Alabama was reportedly vying to be a co-leader for Brown, but I suspect James Wilder's commitment to Florida State had something to do with Brown's decision as well.

The Seminoles were on the periphery of Brown's recruitment since July, when he named them as a darkhorse candidate. Did he have more interest in FSU than he was letting on? Or was he just inspired to finalize his decision by Wilder?

Either way, Brown's commitment effectively ends Texas' major recruiting for 2010. He became the must-get recruit of the class once the Longhorns proclaimed a desire to return to a power-running ground game.

Brown's decision could trigger a commitment from running back Isaiah Crowell, who is currently down to Bama and Georgia and is the Tide's second choice after Brown.

Enjoy these clips of Malcolm bulldozing kids while you ponder the possibilities:


Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices