Nov 24, 2011; Evanston, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini head coach Tim Beckman leads his team to the field before the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Football Recruiting: Illinois Hosts Dre Brown


Dre Brown is only a 2015 recruit. However, he is getting an early start on the recruitment process. Brown unofficially visited the Illinois Fighting Illini on March 27th. This visit to Champaign is now the fifth time he’s been to the University of Illinois campus.

The Dekalb, Illinois native has received two early offers from the Illinois Fighting Illini and Northern Illinois Huskies. Although, he is receiving interest from the Indiana Hoosiers and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Brown attended Indiana’s Junior Day on January 27th.

It is still very early in his recruitment process, but it seems like there is an early interstate race between the Fighting Illini and Huskies.

After looking at some of Brown’s film from this past season, most of his runs come from the shotgun formation.

Brown might not have the speed to outrun all defenders in the open field, but has a nice burst of speed at the line of scrimmage. He is able to use his speed to get through the line quickly and uses hits moves to “trick” defenders in the open field.

As a sophomore at De Kalb High School, Brown ran for 759 yards on 108 carries and scored nine rushing touchdowns.

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