"It was very nice, I liked it a lot," he added via text message.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound defensive end prospect, who holds over a dozen BCS-level offers, doesn't currently have any trips planned though it's a priority as the recruiting cycle winds down. A recent trip to Central New York, combined with the amount of attention the Orange recently showed him, had the future ACC school in good shape - but his relationship with the Gophers linebackers coach was the main reason the Big Ten now has a shot at him.
"The relationship with Bill Miller..." said Brown on what put Minnesota near the top of his list.
Assuming official visits are scheduled to Mississippi State and USF, a decision from the versatile defensive prospect is expected within a month or so.
Said Brown on his timetable, "Mid-January probably."