As our National Signing Day coverage continues, the latest to fax in his National Letter of Intent is Sparta, New Jersey-product '14 ATH Noah Brown. The 6'2, 212-pound athlete committed to Ohio State on Sept. 9, 2013 and hasn't wavered even in the slightest ever since. Brown chose the Buckeyes over schools like Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Penn State, South Carolina, USC, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin, among others.
After an official visit to Columbus on Sept. 7, Brown felt like he didn't need to see any more from other schools, and pulled the trigger on his verbal commitment to Ohio State just two days later. Rated as the 15th-best athlete in the country and the fifth-best prospect from the state of New Jersey, the four-star has plenty to offer Ohio State on the gridiron. Clocked at a 4.58 in the 40-yard dash, he's definitely a player with quite a bit of raw talent. The coaching staff may try him out at a couple of different spots before they figure out which one will maximize his potential. You could see Brown as a tight end, a receiver, or at the H-back spot as well.
Our Christopher Jason took a look at Brown's tape and had this to say about his raw talent:
With Noah's DI-ready body, I see him lining up as a H-Back or a flexed out tight end for the Buckeyes. In similar fashion to how Urban Meyer used Aaron Hernandez at Florida, expect the same thing of Brown. He is not a polished route runner right now but as they say, "you can't teach size" and Noah certainly has that going for him. He is great after the catch using his strength and speed as a mismatch versus smaller defenders. He is not very quick but he has a second gear that makes defenders hesitant about tackling him. He will be a weapon between the numbers once he gets the proper coaching.
To see Brown in action for yourself, before he hits the field in the scarlet and gray, check out his high school highlight tape below: