Miami set to pull out of Brown sweepstakes?

Bryce Brown’s recruitment continues to take on almost-mythical proportions, as now comes word that one school may pull out of the sweepstakes.
Brown, a running back from Wichita (Kan.) East who is the nation’s No. 1 player, has maintained that he is a Miami commitment despite looking at other schools. He already has taken visits to Clemson, Oregon, Tennessee, Kansas State and Missouri, is scheduled to take an unofficial visit to LSU on Feb. 27 and was planning to take his final official visit to Miami on March 3. Brown then was to make public his decision March 12.

But news surfaced Tuesday that if Brown doesn’t sign his national letter-of-intent with the Hurricanes today, Miami likely will cease its recruitment of him. The letter-of-intent Brown was offered by Miami expires at midnight Thursday, and a person involved in recruiting the running back says UM will not re-issue the scholarship offer.
“Everything that Coach [Randy] Shannon is doing here is about team,” a high-ranking source in the athletic department told CaneSport.com, a Rivals.com Web site. “There is always going to be concern about a player or a prospective player who isolates himself as an individual.

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2/18/09