Written By: Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)
For the second time in as many of days, the Hoosiers have extended a verbal offer to a talented prospect from Maryland's Bullis School. Early this afternoon outside linebacker Cameron Brown announced on Twitter that he was the recipient of a scholarship offer from Indiana. The Hoosiers have made recruiting the state of Maryland a greater priority since the Terrapins joined the Big Ten, enlarging the conference's footprint to the East.
During his junior season he recorded 94 tackles, including 12 for a loss and 2.5 sacks. Brown also caused four fumbles, defended one pass, and blocked a punt on special teams. As a result of his efforts on the defensive side of the ball he was named an honorable mention on both the Maryland All-State and Montgomery County teams.
At 6-foot-5, 200-pounds, Brown is a long, explosive athlete that demonstrates great speed off the edge, frequently disrupting plays in the backfield. He's also a very physical hitter, dislodging the pigskin from the ball carrier's hands multiple times on his Hudl highlight tape.
According to 247sports, Brown is the No. 25 player at outside linebacker in his class and the No. 10 player in the state of Maryland. In addition to Indiana, he also holds offers Arizona State, Boston College, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan State, N.C. State, UNC, Notre Dame, Old Dominion, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Temple, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Those teams hoping to pick up a commitment from Brown would be well-advised to also be recruiting his high school teammate Patrick Johnson II, who added an offer from the Hoosiers yesterday. Based on their Twitter activity, it appears as if both Brown and Johnson would prefer to play together in college. This weekend both prospects are taking a trip to Charlottesville to visit Mike London and the Cavaliers.