According to his Twitter account, Montaric Brown, four-star safety from Ashdown, Ark. (Ashdown), has decided to stay in-state. He committed to the Arkansas Razorbacks on Thursday afternoon.
“First off [I] would like to thank everyone who has believed in me throughout this process,” Brown wrote in his announcement. “I want to thank my family, friends, coaches and teammates for their much needed support. I want to take the college coaches who have invested their time and given me the opportunity to play for their schools.”
Brown went on to give his verbal pledge to Bret Bielema and the Razorbacks.
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Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Baylor and Missouri were all mentioned as some of the schools Arkansas landed Brown’s commitment over, which goes to show you how big of a commitment he really is for the Razorbacks. In all he has 11 offers, with Arkansas State, Texas-San Antonio and Tulsa rounding out the list.
To further illustrate the importance of Brown’s commitment, keep in mind that the industry generated 247Sports Composite rankings consider him to be the No. 1 in-state recruit in the 2017 class for Arkansas. He’s also the No. 18 safety nationally and the No. 195 player overall.
Brown is 6-foot, 182 pounds and runs a 4.50 40. His high school coach, Matt Richardson, recently spoke with Richard Davenport of wholehogsports.com and broke down parts of the new Razorback commitment’s game.
“When he gets the ball in his hands, he’s explosive,” Richardson said. “The first three ball games he had three picks for pick-six three weeks in a row.”
“The best thing he does is ball skills,” Richardson said. “Because of his hips he can run with receivers.”