Defensive Back (U) Recruiting
Class of 2023 four-star defensive back prospect Damari Brown joined his star-studded South Florida Express 7on7 team at Florida State over the weekend of March 5. The Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage product was able to tour campus, speak with coaches, as well as spectate the first Seminole practice of the spring.
“It was pretty good,” said Brown regarding the visit. “The atmosphere and intensity were high. I thought Coach (Mike) Norvell was ready to go and I’m excited for this upcoming season.”
He has tripped to Tallahassee three times now, but Brown explained why he wanted to make it back up to campus here in early March.
“Keep building relationships. One of the main things in my decision will be who I’m closest with, and who I’m most comfortable with.”
Relationship With Coach Woodson
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound athlete kept an eye on defensive back coach Marcus Woodson and his unit during practice. Brown noted what I saw out of him during that time.
“Coach Woodson wants the best out of his players, and he truly cares about them. He’s just a genuine guy.”
Brown described the relationship he shares with Woodson.
“We’re close. He’s a good guy. He wants the best for me on and off the field, and he wants to develop me.”
A Familiar Face
FSU Linebackers coach Randy Shannon was teammates with Brown’s father at Miami. Brown spoke about the impact that their relationship has on his recruitment.
“It plays a big role. That’s almost like another family member I have on this staff that I know will be watching me and having my back.”
Where does FSU stand for Brown after the visit?
“(FSU) is very high on my board,” said Brown. “One of my top schools for sure. They’ll probably be in the mix when it all comes down to it.”