Bryce Brown Commits To Tennessee
He had committed to Miami early in the recruiting process, before opening things up and deciding between Miami and USC (both of whom later stopped recruiting him) as well as LSU, Oregon and Tennessee.
Amusingly, Tennessee recently added another late signee in tailback David Oku. Both pass the sniff test on film as sturdy and agile backs bulky enough to handle the SEC's more inside running style.
Brown's been a bit of a headache, as are all recruits who don't stick to making a decision on signing day. Terrelle Pryor similarly stirred up a lot of drama last year before deciding to join Ohio State over Michigan and Penn State.
What he didn't do was funnel his recruitment through an advisor like Brown has. The NCAA is now investigating the practices of Brown's advisor, Brian Butler. Butler has a website where, for a while, he charged a fee for access to updates about Brown and others under his advisory umbrella.
Regardless, Brown's a potentially great get for Tennessee, as he can be an every-down back and offer some versatility as a receiver, as evidenced by his performance in the Army High School All America game. Brown consistently beat linebackers and defensive backs in patterns downfield, flashing good hands and big-play ability against talented peers.