Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin knows Reggie Bush. He helped recruit Bush to Southern Cal. Kiffin says there are a lot of comparisons between Bush and Bryce Brown, who recently signed with Tennessee.
“It was huge, it was monumental to sign the No. 1 player in the country, especially with our staff not being here very long, and our team coming off a 5-7 season,” Kiffin told the AJC’s Michael Carvell.
“When we got hired here, it was someone [Brown] who for the most part wasn’t even talking to us, wouldn’t visit us. So I was really proud of our staff staying on it through the whole thing, all the time that went into this.”
“We know that this is a big-time signing. I believe he’s the only No. 1 player to ever sign with Tennessee in the history of the school. To do that in our first year says a lot about our staff and the direction of our program.”
Brown was ranked as the nation’s No. 1 prospect by Rivals. Kiffin and and Tennessee recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron said Brown is the best high school tailback they’ve seen since Bush, reported the Knoxville News. “This guy is so exciting,” Kiffin told the News. “I’m not saying he’s Reggie, but there’s a lot of comparisions.”