SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Shortly after his official visit to Alabama in December, Derrick Brown admitted that the Crimson Tide were in a better place to land his services.
Brown, a five-star defensive tackle from Lanier High School (Buford, Ga.), told SEC Country during a media session at the U.S. Army All-American game that he’s still high on the Tide because, for one, the program is elite.
“You are going to sign with Alabama because — let me tell you the truth — you sign with Alabama because you want to play football at Alabama, get a degree and win national championships,” Brown said. “They get it done.”
Alabama is one of five schools duking it out for his signature on National Signing Day. Auburn and Georgia are believed to be the favorites to land him, while Mississippi State and Tennessee are likely long shots right now. The Crimson Tide are definitely in a good place when it comes to Brown.
Back in December, he was glowing about his first trip back to Tuscaloosa since April.
“The visit put them in a better place for me,” Brown said at the time. “That’s for sure. The state of the program is great. I enjoyed getting to sit down and talk with (Alabama defensive line coach Bo) Davis. Being able to hang out with (Alabama defensive lineman) Jonathan Allen was really cool, too.”
Brown, who plans on majoring in business marketing in college, will make the biggest business decision of his life in a little less than a month. Alabama fans are hoping that Brown has the Crimson Tide in his business plans.
He is rated as the nation’s No. 8 overall player and is the nation’s No. 3 defensive tackle, per the 247sports composite rankings.