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The Cardinal Countdown: 56 Days Until Kickoff

NCAA FOOTBALL: NOV 05 Louisville at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

#56 Renato Brown

Class: Freshman

Ht/Wt: 6-4/330

Position: Offensive Line

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL

Twitter: @Renato_59

Thoughts: I’m excited about the potential of Ronato in the coming seasons. Playing both sides of the ball down in south Florida (Palm Beach Central) the new staff recruited Brown to help add depth to the offensive line. When Ledford spoke about him during the signing day videos he highlighted Brown’s ability to finish blocks up front and his physical and mental maturity at such a young age. Obviously we won’t be able to see what he can do at this level of the game until fall camp rolls around but he is one of the new guys that absolutely has a chance to make a quick impact in 2019.

Out of high school Brown started getting some sniffs early in his career from some mid level programs but his offer list started looking like a CVS receipt during his senior year. Brown was being courted by the likes of Alabama, Georgia, Miami, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Penn State…should I keep going? Basically everyone east of the Mason Dixon line was after this kid and Ledford and Ponce got their man early, as Brown was the first commit for the Cards in the second signing period back in mid-January.

When you watch the tape below you’ll be able to see some of what Ledford was talking about in terms of finishing the play, or playing to the whistle. In the first minute alone I think he put 4 or 5 guys on their back and the ones who maintained enough balance to stay on their feet were closer to the concession stand than the ball carrier when the play was called dead. I think we got a special one in Brown and a great start to the next era of O-line play.

Sweet Tweet:

Pretty bug honor to get invited to the Under Armor All-American camp. I wonder if they have like really nice waterproof tents, real big campfires, and all the s’mores you can eat? I mean, if we’re gonna camp let’s camp, know what I’m saying?