No. 1 Defensive Tackle Andrew Brown Visits North Carolina

By Connor Muldowney
Rafael Suanes-USA TODAY Sports

North Carolina is set to host a wealth of top talent this weekend, highlighted by the top defensive tackle in the country according to 247Sports.

Andrew Brown is the top-ranked defensive tackle in the 2014 class and could make an immediate impact wherever he chooses to call home for the next three to four years. He is rated a five-star recruit and has been named a 2014 All-American as well.

Brown recently narrowed his previous list of 31 interested schools down to 10, one of which is the North Carolina Tar Heels.

What better weekend to host a top recruit than the weekend that your basketball team plays their top-rival and third-ranked Duke Blue Devils at home. With a Tar Heels win against the Blue Devils, any top recruit would be attracted to the type of atmosphere that ensues after a huge win against a rival.

No front-runner is clear as of right now, but for a talented defensive lineman like Brown, there will be no shortage of offers.

The 6-foot-4, 282-pound high school junior is one of three Virginia players ranked in the top-10 of this year’s draft class. He accumulated 83 tackles, 11 sacks, 14 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles.

These numbers are enough to give Brown a chance to play at his college of choice.

He has the size coveted by many college coaches and the talent desired by every college program. North Carolina may be on his list of top choices, but they will have to fight it out against top college football programs like Alabama, Ohio State, Florida and Michigan if they plan on landing Brown.

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