Tennessee made a good impression on Jarrett Brown, but it likely won’t be enough to sway his mind away from Oklahoma.
The 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end from Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas, took an official visit to UT last weekend and plans to visit Oklahoma on Friday.
Brown, who’s also considering Kansas State and Iowa State, said there’s a “pretty good chance” he’ll commit to Oklahoma during his visit.
“I think it would take a whole lot to beat Oklahoma out,” he said.
Brown said he liked the credentials of the Vols’ coaching staff, which contains several members with NFL experiences.
“They have a really nice coaching staff,” Brown said. “They coached in the NFL so they know what they’re talking about.”
Brown liked what he heard from UT defensive line coach Ed Orgeron.
Brown said he was impressed with Orgeron’s approach to coaching defensive linemen.
“We watched video tape, according to the Tampa Bay (Buccaneers) defense,” Brown said. “I watched (former Buccaneer) Warren Sapp get after it. Me and Coach Orgeron, we got up and started doing the drills on the tape.”
Brown said UT told him he would have a chance to play early, which is a key factor in his decision.
The problem for the Vols is Oklahoma has promised him the same opportunity.
Brown also grew up an Oklahoma fan, which makes playing for the Sooners even more appealing.
“That’d be nice, real nice,” Brown said. “It’d be a real good experience.”