A second offer went out from the Texas Longhorns on Monday, with Denton Ryan defensive end Earnest Brown earning the latest consideration from head coach Charlie Strong and his staff, according to multiple reports.
The 6'5, 230-pounder hasn't been drawing as much recent attention as Houston Lamar safety Grant Delpit, who received the first offer of the day, but isn't far behind -- Brown now has around 15 offers after Baylor and Oklahoma officially joined his recruitment in recent days. The offer from the Sooners came during a Junior Day visit from the Ryan product.
TCU currently holds the only 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction from the 247Sports three-star prospect, who does not yet have a ranking in the Composite. 247Sports considers him the No. 458 player nationally, the No. 16 strongside defensive end, and the No. 70 player in the state of Texas. Other schools to offer include Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, Houston, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, North Texas, SMU, Texas State, Texas Tech, and Tulsa.
As a three-technique defensive tackle for Ryan, Brown has had a chance to develop better pad level and understanding of how to play the run than most strongside defensive end products. And with a long, lean frame, it's quite possible that he could grow into a 270-pounder in college, which would make him an ideal fit at defensive end in the odd fronts that Strong likes to employ. Since Brown doesn't play on the edge, it's difficult to project him as an edge rusher, but he is a physical and athletic player who could eventually become a four-star prospect.
Brown is now the second strongside defensive end to receive an offer from the Longhorns, joining Liberty-Eylau star Lagaryonn Carson, who committed to Texas in October and has been an active recruiter for the Horns on Twitter in recent weeks.