Auburn's 2019 defense received a huge boost last month when Derrick Brown, a projected top-15 pick in April's NFL Draft, elected to stay with the Tigers for his senior year.
Brown said in his announcement that "nothing compares to... running out of the tunnel with my teammates and singing the fight song after a big win."
Auburn is hoping those teammates will include family next season.
Kameron Brown, a 2019 linebacker and younger brother of Derrick Brown, took an official visit to Auburn over the weekend. A two-star prospect from Lanier (Buford, Ga.), Kameron Brown was offered by Gus Malzahn on Jan. 4, two days before Derrick Brown announced he would be returning next season.
Since the offer, Brown has been bullish on the Tigers. That didn't change with the visit.
"Oh yeah," Kameron Brown said when asked if Auburn was still his leader. "Still is, and I really love Auburn."
Kameron Brown said his player host over the weekend was defensive lineman Tyrone Truesdell, though he was with Derrick Brown and the rest of his family Sunday morning as he left the Auburn Athletic complex.
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Because of his older brother, Kameron Brown has been to Auburn countless times before. But with the official visit, he felt like it was finally just about him.
“I wanted to get more of like a me aspect basically instead of having a Derrick aspect," Kameron Brown said. "I want to be able to just show me why I should be here and family and all that stuff.”
Despite being viewed as an undersized linebacker at 6 feet, 220 pounds, making it possible he could switch positions in college, Kameron Brown said he spent the weekend talking to Tigers linebackers coach Travis Williams and defensive coordinator Kevin Steele about playing linebacker.
"But I already told them I'll do anything to get on the field," Kameron Brown said.
While the focus solely being on him was a relief, the linebacker said it would be a great experience playing with his older brother next season like they did for a short period in high school.
“That would be good," Kameron Brown said. "Like, playing with him in high school for a few plays to playing with him now on this big of a level, it’s just—I’m blessed.”
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