11W Community Interview: Noah Brown

By Jeremy Birmingham on December 8, 2013 at 7:00p
The 11W Community Interview is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people. You submit the questions, vote on them, and then we pass the top ones on to the biggest names in the world of Ohio State athletics.

The sun did rise today, Buckeye fans, and as we look back on this weekend's disappointing loss, we're also going to continue looking ahead to the future of Buckeye football with the return of our Community Interview series, and tonight we'll being with Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII High school wide receiver, Noah Brown

Brown became Ohio State's 18th (and still most recent) 2014 commitment in early September when he picked the Buckeyes ahead of Rutgers, Virginia Tech and USC. He had scholarship offers from nearly 25 schools and became Ohio State's fourth wide receiver commitment at the time. Since the decommitment of Lonnie Johnson, the Buckeyes now sit with three wide receiver commitments. 

Let's talk to Noah Brown, 2014 Buckeye commitment.

What would you say is the strongest part of your game as a receiver right now? - NRBuckGuy

NB: I think that would be my ability to run after the catch. I take a lot of pride in being able to score on any route; from a hitch to a go. 

What was the biggest factor that made you commit to The Ohio State? - Remington2323

NB: I just felt at home there, everything felt "right." I loved hanging out with all the players and the staff cares about you, but expects a lot from you. It's a great academic opportunity, as well. There's nothing about Ohio State that wasn't important in my choice.

What are you looking forward to most about coming to Ohio State and playing for Urban Meyer?  - TennBuckeye19

NB: I feel like (Urban) Meyer will help me get to the next level, he'll prepare me for the NFL and help me continue to develop as a person and a football player.

How do you feel about some comparing you to Anquan Boldin? - BuckeyeVSTheWorldNB:

NB: I think that's a fair comparison, actually. I really like his game a lot and am honored by the comparison. He's big and physical and not afraid to make the tough catch over the middle, but he's got better speed than people think, too.

Two years from now, Michigan against Ohio State, you are one-on-one vs Jabrill Peppers, you catch the ball, do try and make him miss or run him over? - SweetBabyJames

NB: (Laughs) I assure you, there will be no dancing. I'm trying to run him over and get to the end zone. He's a great player.

You were reportedly down to Rutgers and Ohio State. What did Rutgers joining the B1G mean for your decision, if anything? - DMcDougal24

NB: Rutgers joining the Big Ten definitely helped their cause, being that they are moving to a much more competitive league. Rutgers is so close to home, too, and that was something I liked about them, but at the end of the day I felt most at home at Ohio State.

What do you plan on studying at OSU and goals for life after football? - OTrain2416

...at the end of the day I felt most at home at Ohio State...

NB: I plan on studying either psychology or health and exercise science. As far as after football, I want to become either a coach or a psychologist. I'm blessed to be in the position to have football as an avenue to those goals.

You've played wide receiver and running back; we know you were recruited as a receiver, but which position do you enjoy most?  - Poison Nuts

NB: I played running back for most of my life, all the way up until my sophomore year, actually. But after doing it for two years, I'd definitely say i like playing wide receiver more now. I think I bring a unique skill set to the position and it gives me an advantage.

As you look back on your senior year of football, how do you evaluate your performance and your progress? - MN Buckeye

NB: I'm very proud of what I've done so far in my football career. I brought my team to our first state championship in seven years and also put myself in the position to play for one of the best colleges in the country. I've definitely put a lot of hard work into this sport and its paid off so far, but there's a lot more to come.

Thanks for all your questions everyone. I am so excited to be a part of Buckeye Nation, the best team with the best fan base in the college sports. I cant wait to get to Columbus! Go Bucks!


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allbucksallthetime's picture

Thanks as always for a great read on another future Buckeye.  I was excited about Noah Brown's recruitment and believe his skill set is unique to the position.  Go Bucks!

BoFuquel's picture

Thanks for taking the time to entertain us Noah. a much needed uplifting look to the future. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Hovenaut's picture

Glad to see the community interview back, thoroughly enjoyed the Noah Brown edition. 
Another grounded young man, really believe this 2014 class is going to make us proud - on and off the field. 

osubuck57's picture

Nice read about Noah. Glad he's a part of this class and hopefully he'll do big things. Like his versatility with playing 2 different offensive positions. Gotta admit, thought those "home" ties were going to pull him to Rutgers. Very glad they didn't.


CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Great article on Noah!  Hope to see more of them.  Good work Jeremy. 
Go Bucks!

stcburn's picture

Great read, definitely a little down, but man the Buckeye future looking good. GO BUCKS!

Poison nuts's picture

Good stuff! Glad to see this series back. Needed to read something positive after last night.

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

otrain2416's picture

Noah, we're real proud to have you as a Buckeye. Since you're gonna be a psych major, hopefully you can play some mind games with the defenders across from you. Go Bucks! 

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

mobboss1984's picture

Can't wait to see these young guys on campus. I enjoy these questions and answers. Would love to see more of these. Nice to get to know more about our recruits and show how passionate Buckeye fans are. We are the best fanbase in the country. Hands Down!

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Mi.Buckeye's picture

Great interview, but what is he wearing on his wrist in that main picture. Someone please give him an E+R=O wristband to replace those!!!

Edincostarica's picture

Wish him the best and truly glad he is a Buckeye.


ScarletGray43157's picture

This series is outstanding and unique.  I love the personal insights that it gives in regard to the players who are featured.  

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extemporary08's picture

If this is a direct transcription, he is well spoken.

osuxrow07's picture

I hope he can catch footballs for us as well as he interviews. Very well-spoken young man. Welcome Noah!

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