One of the top prospects in attendance for Ohio State’s top 10 win over Michigan State on Saturday was Jefferson (GA) class of 2024 linebacker Sammy Brown.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound prospect is regarded as one of the best, regardless of position, in his class (he is the early No. 5 overall player per 247Sports), and came to Columbus to check out what the Buckeyes were all about and see if he was going to land an offer from the program.
It was mission accomplished on both fronts for Brown and his family.
“That was awesome man,” Brown told Buckeye Scoop after his visit. “It was an electric environment and great weekend.”
While Brown wasn’t on campus too long, he got as much of the full experience as he could.
“We were able to tour the facilities and take pictures on Friday,” he explained. “We got to meet all the coaches then and watched their Friday walk through.”
Obviously, Brown also got to see the game on Saturday before heading out of town. It was the time spent with the coaches, specifically Al Washington, that moved the needle for the talented sophomore, though.
“The way he talked made it seem like he really liked the way that I play and he sees something special in me,” Brown said about Washington. “He really liked how I played and has watched a lot of my film. He seems like a really relaxed guy. I actually told my dad that’s the chillest linebacker coach I’ve ever met.”
In talking to Washington, Brown also landed an offer on Saturday morning from him and Ryan Day. After receiving that news and taking in the game day experience, the 2024 prospect shared where the Buckeyes stand in his recruitment right now.
“This weekend was a super fun experience and I definitely want to get back up in the spring sometime,” he shared. “I really, really like what they have going and everyone up there.
“Right now, though, no one really has any clear advantages over the other. This is really the first time I’m getting out to see everything, so right now is just about looking around. (Deeper) considerations should start coming around this time next year when iIve been out to see everything.”
Brown does not plan to commit anywhere until sometime during his senior year, but he does know what he’s looking for in his future home.
“Something that super important to me and my decision is the people,” he stated. “Sure, the college can or will have nice facilities, but if you don’t have great people that are going to push you to be your very best, then the facilities are useless. We’re looking for people that are not only going to help me become a better player, but a better man too. Someone that’s going to develop me for life after college.”