The Tulane football team picked up its 16th commitment Sunday when Arlington (Texas) Martin wide receiver Sorrell Brown tweeted his decision.
Brown, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound prospect rated three stars by Rivals.com but unrated by 247Sports.com and Scout.com, fits the profile of the bigger receiver coach Willie Fritz says he wants for his system. Brown was being recruited by Air Force and North Texas among others.
"I see a growing football team that is getting better and better each year," said Brown, who visited New Orleans the weekend Tulane beat Army with a touchdown in the final minute. "I trust what the coaches are telling me, and academic-wise, it's a prestigious school. You can't get that kind of education anywhere else."
Martin High, a Class 6A team, has scored 441 points while winning eight of its first nine games. Brown had 29 catches for 486 yards and four touchdowns through eight games according to MaxPreps.com. He posted back-to-back 100-yard days after fellow receiving prospect Brayden Willis — who has an offer from Tulane at tight end — moved to quarterback when Martin’s original starter there sustained a knee injury in the sixth game.
Brown, who made 48 receptions for 597 yards as a junior, is the first wide receiver in Tulane’s 2018 commitment class. The Green Wave has 11 receivers on scholarship this fall, and none of them are seniors.