July 14, 2010
Florida corner commits to Syracuse
The Syracuse football program has been on a recruiting roll of late and their momentum continues to build.
On Tuesday the Orange picked up a commitment from a talented defensive back from the state of Florida.
Harmon Brown, a 5-foot-8, 160-pound corner from Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) Boyd Anderson, hasn't visited Syracuse yet, though he said he will take an official visit to the school for sure, but apparently he's comfortable enough with what he has heard about Syracuse to join their recruiting class for the Class of 2011.
"I've committed to Syracuse," Brown said on Wednesday evening. "That happened yesterday. Me and coach (Scott) Shafer were on the phone and that just set it off. Everything went good and it was the conversation that made it (the commitment) happen.
"With him being the safeties coach we talked about the position and their depth at the position. He said I'm going to fill out the class for them. He talked to my mom for a little bit and I went ahead and committed."
Brown had received offers from Wake Forest, Wisconsin, Buffalo, Bowling Green, Marshall, FIU, New Mexico State and some others, and there were a lot of other schools, including Auburn and UCF, that were showing serious interest.
Though Brown is leaving open the possibility that he might change his mind the coaches are glad to have him on board nonetheless.
"I'm going to keep contact with a few other coaches but I'm solid right now," he said. "I might try to head out to Friday Night Lights (at Florida) to just go and compete against some of the best talent in the country, but that's all I've got planned."
Last fall Brown recorded 47 tackles, 12 pass break ups and picked off three passes.
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