College football: Buckeyes pick up another pair of recruits
June 23, 2008 3:47 PM
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Ohio State's football recruiting snowball kept rolling downhill this afternoon when
Pennsylvania dual threat Corey Brown picked the Buckeyes, followed moments later by Dublin Scioto
defensive back Bradley McDougald.
Brown, a wide receiver and defensive back from Monroeville (Gateway), Pa., became the 21st
pledge to OSU's 2009 recruiting class, and McDougald became No.22.
In fact, it's almost as if the Buckeyes were seeing double when they zeroed in on these two,
since they are roughly the same size (6 feet 1, 190 pounds) and considered prospects who could play
on either side of the ball, though McDougald is a bit faster.
But Brown said he was seeing clearly when he made his decision.
"I picked Ohio State really because of everything you can think of," Brown said by phone. "The
academics, the coaches, the facilities, the tradition, the great players they've got now, the way
they keep playing for championships --- they've got everything you want up there."
He also became the second player from his school to choose OSU in the last six weeks, joining
blue-chip linebacker prospect Dorian Bell.
Brown made his announcement at a mid-afternoon press conference. He had a long list of options,
ranging from Michigan, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame to Alabama and West Virginia. In the end he said
his final three were OSU, Pitt and Michigan.
He became the fourth out-of-state commitment in four days to choose OSU. Duron Carter, a wide
receiver from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who is the son of former Buckeye All-American Cris Carter,
made his decision Friday. Running back Carlos Hyde of Naples, Fla., but originally from Cincinnati,
and Louisville (Male), Ky., athlete Justin Green, brother of former OSU defensive lineman Marcus
Green, both made up their minds on Sunday.