Colorado closing in on Long Beach linebacker

Colorado closing in on Long Beach linebacker

Looking to become the best linebacker he can be, Jayon Brown thinks Colorado might be the place to go

Colorado is getting close to landing another linebacker for the Class of 2013.

Jayon Brown, from Long Beach Poly High School, said he might be ready to give the Buffs a verbal commitment.

The Buffs already have one linebacker commit, George Frazier from Monrovia, Calif.

"I'm thinking of committing soon, like on Saturday after the Colorado camp (in San Diego)," said Brown, a two-star backer. "They want me the most and I like what they're trying to do."

Brown has two offers, ironically from CU and Colorado State. He said other schools, mainly UCLA, have talked to him, as well. Utah and Washington State have expressed interest, too. While he believes other offers could come, he's impressed with Colorado.

"I like the linebacker coach (Brian Cabral) and I like the linebacker tradition there," he said. "And, I like the campus and what they're trying to do for these upcoming years."

Brown said "it's very important to me" to find a school that maximizes his potential as a linebacker, which is why he likes CU. Under the direction of Cabral, a former NFL linebacker, the Buffs have sent several linebackers to the professional level.

Brown is 6-feet, 0.5 inches and 205 pounds. He said he's been working hard this summer and improving himself through workouts and camps.

"I went to some (camps this summer), but after this Colorado camp I'm done," he said.

He might be done with the recruiting process, too.

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