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Lebanon star Keith Brown named nation’s No. 5

“To me, what it means to be a four-star (prospect) and ranked so high nationally is great for sure,” he said. “But it makes me want to work that much harder. It’s cool, but when it’s all said and done rankings don’t matter. It’s about how I play on a Friday night.”

That ranking is far from a surprise.

In January, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound ‘backer was one of the nation’s breakout stars at the All-American Bowl Underclassmen Combine in San Antonio, making the list of top performers of both Rivals and 247Sports.

“A long, physical specimen that covered well and had his way with the running backs,” Steve Wiltfong wrote. “Has a chance to be the top-ranked prospect in Oregon in his class.”

Since the ranking has been released, Brown has already seen an uptick in his recruitment.

He has scheduled visits to Washington on May 17 and Washington State on April 20, and hopes he adds to an offer sheet that already includes both the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers.

Brown was the lone Oregon high school prospect to make the list.

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