Lessons Learned About D1 Recruiting: Texas A&M Commit Bobby Brown III


Bobby Brown (@tre_brown8700) is a 4-star defensive end at Lamar high school in Arlington, Texas.  As a senior (2017) he recorded 40 tackles with six tackles for loss and three sacks and was named to the All-District 4-6A first team. Brown has a 295 lb. bench, 510 lb. squat, 4.61 forty, and 38.5-inch vertical.

Brown is a Texas A&M commit (Class of 2018). He is an ESPN Top 300 recruit and is rated 4-stars by 247 Sports, ESPN, and Rivals.  He has scholarship offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Florida State, Houston, Indiana, Kansas State, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, and Washington.

D1 Recruiting caught up with Brown to ask him about the recruiting process, and he provided the following advice for D1 prospects:

What do you wish you had known about the recruiting process before you got your first offer?

I wish I knew off tops who I could trust and who I couldn’t, and also wish I knew how much of a headache the process would become.  At the same time I’m glad I didn’t know how much fun it would be, because it was truly fun.

What is a small thing you believe recruits can do to increase their exposure?

Go to camps and always introduce yourself to any and every recruiter or coach so they will know you when your name crosses their desk.  Also, send film out and just ball out.

What role (if any) did social media (e.g. Twitter, Instagram) play in your recruitment?

Not much.

What role (if any) did camps, combines, and showcases play in your recruitment?

A big part.  I went to a lot of camps and got a lot of offers 😂.

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