Pharaoh Brown commits to Oregon


Brust High School recruit Pharaoh Brown has committed to Oregon after previously committing to Michigan. Most teams have been looking to add him and utilize him as a defensive end, but the Ducks want to make Brown a tight end. He hauled in 32 passes for 753 yards and ten touchdowns as a senior in high school and is rated as a four-star recruit with a scouts grade of 79.

Brown is one of the team’s top eight recruits so far and is listed as 6’7″, 230 pounds. Rivals has him as the 11th best tight end in the country and the 16th best player in the state of Ohio.

This is a guy who could end up being an All-American at some point and will be a fixture at the position in the coming seasons for Oregon. He’s a jack-of-all-trades player who actually played some quarterback in high school and can play tight end and defensive end. There is no doubt that this guy can- and almost certainly will- be an impact player in college.

Pharaoh Brown was an All-Ohio second-team selection after catching ten touchdown passes and recording 12 sacks. He can excel as either a DE or TE, and some scouts are really impressed by his ability to disrupt the passer. However, Oregon has recruited him with the mindset that he will play exclusively at tight end- and that’s a good thing.

“I developed a good relationship because they were in constant contact with me,” Brown said in a phone interview. “They recruited me as a tight end from the beginning and that was important to me.”, however, has Pharaoh as a three-star player. To be blunt, they have it wrong. He’s undoubtedly a four-star recruit, and it has nothing to do with the fact that he’ll be studying criminal justice in college.

“I won’t change my mind,” said Brown, “because I’m confident Oregon will keep its word and play me at tight end.”

It looks like the Ducks have secured their tight end of the future, and his ability to do many things at the position is especially important. Some tight ends are overrated, because they aren’t good blockers but post gaudy receiving numbers. Brown can do both will and is a valuable commodity for Chip Kelly’s offense indeed. Yeah, I’m excited, and you should be be too (unless you are a Huskies fan who is visiting this website to scout the rivals).

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