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Published: Sunday, 12/12/2010

Brothers of Browns' Haden likely to play for Rockets

The University of Toledo football team will soon be adding two highly touted players to its roster.

Jordan and Josh Haden, the younger brothers of Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden, have decided to transfer to UT, according to OnlyGators.com.

A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the validity of the report to The Blade Sunday night.

Jordan Haden, a 5-11, 195-pound strong safety and member of the University of Florida's 2010 recruiting class, is expected to enroll at UT next month, according to a source, and could be eligible to play next season. He has four years of eligibility remaining.

Josh Haden, a 5-8, 180-pound running back who left Boston College after the 2009 season, is expected to enroll at UT after the spring semester, according to a source. He would be eligible to play next season for the Rockets and have two years of eligibility remaining.

In two seasons at Boston College, Haden rushed for 692 yards on 178 carries, averaging 3.9 yards per carry.

His younger brother, Jordan, was rated the 12th-best safety in the nation by Rivals.com during his senior year at Friendly High School in Fort Washington, Md. He enrolled at Florida last January for spring practices but opted to leave the program before the start of the season.

Per NCAA rules, UT coach Tim Beckman cannot comment on incoming transfers until they are enrolled in classes.

Beckman served as defensive coordinator at Bowling Green from 2001-02 under Urban Meyer, who recruited Jordan Haden and coached Joe Haden at Florida.

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