Brown never considered playing for the UA
Tomorrow's game against Arizona is a homecoming of sorts for Ohio State senior defensive tackle Joe Brown
Brown, a Tucson native, will lead Ohio State (1-0 overall) into Arizona Stadium for a non-conference clash between the Pacific 10 Conference and the Big Ten at 7:15 p.m.
The Buckeye defensive tackle received all-state honors on both offense and defense while he prepped at Tucson's Catalina Foothills High School.
For Brown, staying in Tucson and playing football at the UA was not an option - he was a Buckeye at heart.
"I wanted to get away," he said of his relocation to the midwest. "My mind was made up that I was going to Ohio State when they offered me a scholarship right before my senior year of high school."