Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

February 5, 2014

National Signing Day: Virginia football signees and bios

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BLUEFIELD — Andrew Brown

DT 6-4 290 Chesapeake, Va. Oscar Smith HS

Enrolled in January and will participate in spring practice ... defensive tackle at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake for head coach Richard Morgan ... 2013 Gatorade National Player of the Year ... presented the Gatorade National Player of the Year award by former UVa All-American Tiki Barber during a surprise assembly ... named Tom Lemming’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year … Parade All-America first-team ... ESPN 300 recruit ... ESPN.com's No. 5 recruit ... ESPN.com's No. 1 recruit in the Commonwealth of Virginia ... No. 1 defensive tackle recruit in the nation ... rated a five-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com ... Under Armour first-team All-American ... took part in Nike's The Opening in Beaverton, Ore. during the summer of 2013 ... USA Today All-USA first-team ... all-state first-team ... Virginian-Pilot All-Tidewater Player of the Year ... MaxPreps.com first team All-American ... led Oscar Smith to the 2013 VHSL 6A state championship game with 93 tackles, 30 for a loss, 18 sacks and forced nine fumbles ... appeared in the 2014 Under Armour All-America game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida ... also played in the Chesapeake Bowl ... a 2012 USA Today All-USA first-team selection after making 83 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior at Oscar Smith ... spent freshman and sophomore seasons at Indian River High School in Chesapeake ... son of Andrew Brown and Sonia Carter ... has an older sister, Kayla ... devoted member of his church community and volunteered locally at youth football camps.

Caanan Brown

LB 6-3 235 Clearwater, Fla. Clearwater Central Catholic

Played linebacker and fullback at Clearwater Central Catholic High School for head coach John Davis … rated a three-star recruit according to ESPN.com … rated a two-star recruit according to Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com … led Clearwater Central Catholic to an 11-3 record and an appearance in the 3A FHSAA state championship game … made 120 tackles at linebacker … scored a 65-yard receiving touchdown as a fullback … team’s defensive MVP and first-team all-state honoree … collected 274 career tackles in a three-year varsity career … collected 19.0 career sacks and 46 career quarterback hurries … made 78 tackles and 9.0 sacks to help the Marauders to an 11-2 record and an appearance in the state semifinals … plans to major in international finance … enjoys salt water fly fishing … caught a seven-foot bull shark off the Florida coast in the Gulf of Mexico … has done white-water kayaking … attends the same high school as recently graduated UVa tight end Paul Freedman.

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