Brown's List Unveiled
Phil Estes is a good hometown salesman
Brown's list of incoming freshman football players has been released, leaving only Harvard, Penn, and Princeton still unannounced.
One thing that's always impressed me about Brown, particularly under Coach Estes, is the program's ability to attract so many Rhode Island products. Yes it's a small state, but it's so close to Harvard and Yale and URI is of course right around corner.
I didn't see any names on the Brown list that were part of our publicly-known wish list. Remember that last year both Columbia and Brown claimed Brian England on their incoming freshman lists before we knew for sure that England was going to be a Lion. Good thing too, England was one of our most valuable freshman.
After last season's strong finish, and the rise of QB Michael Doughtety and flanker Bobby Sewall, I expect Brown to be picked third or higher in the preseason poll.
So what's keeping Harvard, Penn and Princeton from coughing up their lists? It could be a million things, but somehow I think Internet sites like this one have scared many schools from posting info about incoming players. I don't think those fears are 100% warranted, but caution is understandable when it comes to the 'net.