For quite some time, Penn Wood rising senior Aaron Brown, a 6'5 wing, was considered to be one of Saint Joseph's primary recruiting targets in the 2011 class. Schools like Saint Joseph's, Rice, Penn State, and a few others were on the rapidly-improving wing guard. Well, as is often the case in the world of recruiting, that list of schools has undergone a dramatic change. On Friday at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, Aaron Brown told Alex Kline of TheRecruitScoop that his list of schools has been trimmed to four. Those four schools are West Virginia, Rutgers, Temple, and Florida.
Brown told Alex Kline that he will be taking his final visit next week, and that his decision will be coming after that. Brown's decision will likely impact a number of other local players, like Juan'ya Green and Devin Coleman, who have a number of similar schools on their lists.
West Virginia first became interested in Brown when assistant coach Billy Hahn saw him play against Plymouth-Whitemarsh in the District 1 Title Game at Villanova. Hahn was there recruiting PW rising senior Jaylen Bond, who has since committed to Pitt.
Temple has been on Brown for quite some time, while Rutgers and Florida appear to have jumped in the mix more recently.
Where does this leave Saint Joseph's in their recruiting efforts in the 2011 class? Players like Andrew Nicholas and Vaughn Gray appear to be in the mix at that position, and it's likely that more names will appear over the live summer months.
Alex Kline's Twitter page with the Brown info is linked below: