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JOSH BROWN CONTINUES TO SEE EXPANDING RECRUITMENT
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by Alex Schwartz
PHILADELPHIA – For about eight months it looked like the college future for Josh Brown was all set as the 6-foot-3 point guard was committed to the Temple Owls.
However, he reopened his recruitment last month and, as NBE Sports learned from talking to him at the Reebok Showdown Championship, he now has an extensive list of suitors.
In fact, Brown, who attends St. Anthony’s (NJ), has so many schools pursuing him now that he called over his Sports U coach, Eric Harrield, to help him remember them all.
According to Brown and his coach, the schools to extend offers are Providence, Nebraska, Rhode Island, Temple, Richmond, Gonzaga, St. Joe’s and Penn State. Additionally, programs such as Memphis, Virginia, Miami, Indiana, Villanova, Rutgers and Virginia Tech are expressing interest.
“No, I’m just wide open right now,” Brown said when asked if he has any favorites.
The class of 2013 prospect said that basically all of the schools are coming at him equally hard at this point.
Thus far, the only school that Brown has visited is Temple, but he expects to change that in the near future.
“I’m planning to take my other visits in August and my officials in September,” Brown said.
On who he plans to visit, Brown remarked, “Basically all the schools that are interested in me after July.”
Although Brown does not have a specific day or even month in mind for when he will commit, he does have a timetable for his pledge.
“Between the beginning of the school year—before the season,” Brown said. “[It is] gonna be definitely before the high school season.”
Brown shed some light on what it is that he looking to find in a college.
“Just a place that I can just have a nice career there, play four years,” Brown said. “Academics [also], so in the future I can have a nice job and provide for my family.”
The Garden State standout talked about his reasoning for decommitting from Temple last month.
“Because I committed kind of early, right after my sophomore year,” Brown said. “I never really got the chance to visit other schools and [I did not] really get to go through the process . . . You only get to do it once.”
Brown also explained what type of reaction he received from the Temple coaching staff when he informed them of his choice.
“They were disappointed, but they understood,” Brown said. “Fran Dunphy said I’m still his guy and they still have love for me.”
Finally, Brown provided NBE Sports with his goals for the summer as he travels the circuit.
“Just pick up a lot of more schools and win these championships,” Brown said.