Kansas State could be getting another talent upgrade for 2011.
Earlier this month, Arthur Brown, the No. 6 recruit in the 2008 ESPNU 150 and the top linebacker, transferred from Miami to Kansas State.
Now his brother, Bryce Brown, could follow. Bryce Brown, the No. 9 recruit in the 2009 ESPNU 150 and the No. 2 running back, spent last season at Tennessee. But coach Derek Dooley said Brown was, at least for the moment, "not a part of the team," as the Vols began spring practice.
A source at Tennessee told ESPN's Bruce Feldman that didn't mean he was gone for good yet.
But a return closer to home to play with his brother would seem a likely destination. The Brown brothers played together at Wichita East, about 130 miles south of Manhattan, Kan.
Bryce Brown was the center of a lengthy recruiting battle last season, not signing with the Vols until March 16 after reneging on a previous commitment to follow his brother to Miami. As a freshman, Brown rushed for 460 yards on 101 carries, scoring three touchdowns for the Vols. He also caught 10 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown.
Arthur Brown will sit out the 2010 season before becoming eligible in 2011. Bryce Brown would do the same, unless he elects to transfer to an FCS school, where he would be immediately eligible.