Monday, October 24, 2011

Gregg Brown, ex-Wolverine

Greg Brown's (#35) lasting legacy at Michigan will be getting beaten
by Je'Ron Stokes for a touchdown in the 2011 spring game

Freshman cornerback Gregg Brown has left the team.  Brown was the first player to commit for the 2011 class, all the way back in September of 2009.  He enrolled early back in January, but there were rumors swirling even during the winter semester that he was thinking of transferring elsewhere.  Brown had played sparingly in 2011 and may have been headed for a redshirt.  Meanwhile, fellow freshmen Blake Countess and Raymon Taylor had passed Brown on the depth chart, despite both of them enrolling several months after Brown.

I was never a big fan of Brown's abilities.  He seemed to be a MAC-level talent who somehow earned a Michigan offer from Rich Rodriguez very early in the recruiting process.  I was so unimpressed by him that I failed to write up a commitment post (full disclosure: I was extremely busy in September 2009 when he committed, so that's probably the bigger reason why a commitment post was lacking).

Brown is the fourth member of the 2011 class to depart, following TE Chris Barnett (destination unknown), LB Kellen Jones (Oklahoma), and OT Tony Posada (destination unknown).

The stories of other transfers from recent years can be found in the Ex-Wolverine Encyclopedia.

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