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‘Done deal’: 4-star S Montaric Brown sticking with Arkansas


Four-star safety Montaric Brown committed to Arkansas in late July and he hasn’t changed his mind.

“I’m excited to be committed to Arkansas and I think I’ll be a successful student-athlete there,” Brown told GN. “I will become a young man and grow as I go to that school, and have a chance to play in the NFL someday.”

Brown (6 feet 0, 180 pounds), from Ashdown (Ark.) High, int he southwest part of the state. He’s considered one of the top-20 safeties nationally and a top-200 overall prospect overall in the class of 2017.

Brown played in the U.S. Army All-American game last week in San Antonio.

“It was amazing,” Brown said. “I feel blessed they gave me a chance to play in that game. I just wanted to thank them for giving me that chance. I had a great time.”

So, what was it about Arkansas that drew Brown to the Razorbacks?

“I just liked the program, the facilities and the coaching staff,” Brown said. “I get along with the coaching staff very great, and me and Coach (Bret) Bielema have a great relationship, so that is a plus.”

Speaking of Bielema, Brown likes what he has seen out of the Razorbacks’ coach.

“He’s a wonderful person; he’s outgoing and he’s funny, too,” Brown said. “He will tell you stories from time to time and tell you how it is around Arkansas. He’s a great coach.”

Brown is a free safety, but Arkansas could be looking at him as a strong safety.

Brown appears to be a done deal to Arkansas.

“I’m a done deal so far,” he said. “I mean anything can pop up, but I’m saying I’m done. I don’t plan to take any more visits, except to Arkansas on January 20.”

The Arkansas class currently stands at 21 commitments.

(You can follow Ryan Green on Twitter @RyanGreenGN)

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