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The Ohio State coaching staff received a pleasant surprise this past Saturday when class of 2015 four-star linebacker Eli Brown showed up for an unofficial visit to watch the Buckeyes defeat Iowa. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound prospect out of Bowling Green (Ky.) Warren East High was offered early in the process by Ohio State before issuing a verbal commitment to Vanderbilt.
Shortly after his visit, rumors surfaced that Brown had re-opened his recruitment and on Friday morning Brown confirmed those rumors.
"Yes (the rumors of a de-commitment) are true," Brown stated in a message to BuckeyeGrove.com.
The visit to Ohio State appears to have made an impact on Brown as even two days after the visit to Columbus, the Buckeyes were still on his mind.
"Still thinking about the visit to Ohio State!" Brown posted on his twitter account on Monday.
Brown is rated an early four-star prospect by Rivals.com and early indications are that he will be ranked among the top outside linebacker prospects in the nation for the 2015 recruiting class.
In addition to the offers from Ohio State and Vanderbilt, Brown also received early offers from Kentucky and Western Kentucky. That list is sure to grow this winter and spring, especially with things now being back open for the athletic defender.