Aaron Brown commits to Va. Tech

Virginia Tech quarterbacks of the future now feel safer. Aaron Brown, the 11th ranked offensive tackle in the country and 115th ranked player in the ESPN 150, today verbally committed to Frank Beamer and the Hokies.

"I'm happy it is over and glad that he made his choice," said George Brown, Aaron's father. "I think that it was a good decision and now is time for him to get ready for his college football career."

Brown chose Virginia Tech over Notre Dame, Auburn, Ohio State and Purdue among others during an announcement at Princeton High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, the school he currently attends.

Added George Brown, "I'd like to say thanks to all the schools that offered him, but he could only pick one. It was Aaron's decision."

Brown becomes the Hokies top-ranked commitment in the 2006 Class and their first commit ranked in the ESPN 150.

"Brown is a lineman with a great frame that could develop into a 300 pound monster," said Scouts Inc. Recruiting Coordinator Craig Haubert. "He plays with good technique and is solid player in both the running and passing phases of the game. Virginia Tech prides itself on being able to run the ball and this kid should help them to continue to do that."

Brown will be on ESPNU's pre-game show "The U" tonight with Scouts Inc. National Recruiting Director Tom Luginbill and host Mike Hall.