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3-star DB Chris Brown to take Texas official visit

The Longhorns have a back-up plan in the event of missing on Brandon Jones and Deontay Anderson.

Charlie Strong and Chris Brown
Charlie Strong and Chris Brown
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Though the visitor list for the Texas Longhorns will be much more modest than last weekend, one important target who will be on campus is Alief Elsik safety Chris Brown, according to his 247Sports profile.

The 5'11, 183-pounder received an in-home visit from Texas head coach Charlie Strong on Monday evening, along with his teammate, four-star linebacker Dontavious Jackson:

The visit to Austin will be the final official visit for Brown, who has also taken paid trips to Arizona State, Florida, Michigan, and UCLA. Though Brown's recruitment hasn't been as mysterious as those of defensive tackle Marcel Southall and running back Kyle Porter, there isn't a strong consensus on where Brown might be headed -- his 247Sports Crystal Ball features only three predictions for Texas at this time, but all of those came last summer.

He's certainly been willing to demonstrate his interest in the Longhorns, visiting for the Junior Day last February and then in June, making the Under the Lights camp in July, and taking an unofficial visit with Jackson in November. The June visit resulted in his long-awaited offer from Texas.

Though Brown isn't considered a prospect on the level of the two main safety targets, Brandon Jones and Deontay Anderson, he does bring an intriguing skill set to the table that has kept him on the Texas radar -- he's physical enough to play safety, but has the instincts and ball skills to play some cornerback in coverage, as evidenced by his five interceptions as a junior. Brown also broke up five passes and forced two fumbles.

With Jones and Anderson uncommitted, cornerback commit Obi Eboh coming off an official visit to Stanford over the weekend, and Waco cornerback Eric Cuffee still a likely pledge, there are plenty of moving parts at defensive back for the Longhorns, even though National Signing Day is rapidly approaching.

Considered a consensus three-star prospect, Brown is the No. 425 player nationally, the No. 24 safety, and the No. 67 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Throughout his recruitment, he's accumulated nearly 25 offers.

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