Former Wichita East linebacker Arthur Brown, considered by some to be the nation's top-rated recruit in the class of 2008 before playing two seasons at Miami, is transferring to Kansas State.
Brown did not enroll in spring classes at Miami and left in early February. He has spent the past month in Wichita. He expects to be eligible to play for the Wildcats in 2011 after sitting out a year under NCAA transfer rules.
Brown's adviser, Brian Butler, said Brown will play at K-State but had no further comment. Brown couldn't be reached. K-State is not allowed to comment on the transfer until Brown enrolls.
"We are very happy and elated to have Arthur Jr. back at home," Arthur Brown Sr. said in a statement to Rivals.com. "We appreciate the overwhelming support and kind words we've received from the entire state of Kansas; our community, friends and immediate family. We are proud to become a part of the K-State family."
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He indicated that additional information on the transfer will come from K-State.
Brown, an Eagle Top 11 selection in 2007, was not a starter in two seasons with Miami. He saw backup duty at linebacker and spent the majority of his time on special teams. As a sophomore he made 13 tackles and recovered a fumble. As a freshman, he made four tackles.
But if he can return to his high school form, he could make a larger impact with the Wildcats. K-State was one of the many schools that recruited Brown out of East, when he recorded 151 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior and 132 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Brown brings an imposing body to Manhattan and will help the Wildcats replace top linebackers Ulla Pomele and John Houlik, who combined to record 106 tackles as seniors last season.
In 2011, Brown could join junior-to-be Alex Hrebec, who is K-State's most promising returning linebacker, in the middle of the Wildcat defense.