Updated Sun, Jun 9, 2013 10:24 am
Ohio Football landed its fifth verbal commitment of the 2014 recruiting class on Saturday. Connor Brown, a tight end from Miamisburg (Ohio) High School verbally committed, according to Mark Porter of ScoutingOhio.com.
Standing at 6-foot-6 and weighing upwards of 240 pounds, Brown is a big target on the field. The soon-to-be senior at Miamisburg has the athletic ability to continue his football career as a tight end, but he also is still growing and could develop into a prospect at offensive tackle.
Brown’s abilities will make him a versatile option for Ohio head coach Frank Solich. Brown can be a downfield threat but also excel in blocking schemes. He even lined up as a wideout at times in his junior season at Miamisburg.
Last year he caught 10 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown.
The multi-threat athlete says that he admires New England Patriot’s tight end Rob Gronkowski. “He’s really given the tight end position publicity because he can catch, score touchdowns and also stay on the line and block,” Brown said to Simone Scott of Fox Sports.
Brown becomes Ohio’s second tight end of the 2014 class. Kyle Kuhar committed to the Bobcats earlier this spring.
Brown still has time to consider offers from other schools, such as Bowling Green and Middle Tennessee, which have both offered him. According to NCAA rules, Brown’s commitment cannot become official until February 6, 2014 on National Signing Day.