SAN ANTONIO, Texas — College football fans everywhere will not get any hints as to which school Derrick Brown is leaning towards until he announces his decision live on ESPN on National Signing Day.
Brown, a five-star defensive tackle from Lanier High School (Buford, Ga.), told SEC Country during a U.S. Army All-American media session that his decision won’t be made until he wakes up on the morning of Feb. 3.
“I’m going to take those last few visits and sit on them for a little bit,” Brown said. “National Signing Day is when everyone finds out the truth. That’s when you put your name on that dotted line.”
Georgia is one of the five schools that Brown is strongly considering. Brown will take an official visit to Georgia on Jan. 22. He’s visited the campus numerous times, but he has one big thing to accomplish on this trip.
“Sitting down with Kirby (Smart) and talking to him to see what relationship I can build with him,” Brown said.
The 6-foot-4, 317-pounder was honest when asked what his relationship with Smart was like.
“It’s one I’m working on,” Brown said. “At Alabama, he wasn’t really my recruiter. It’s (Crimson Tide defensive line) coach Bo Davis. I talked to Kirby every once in a while. I’ve talked to Kirby around two times since he’s been at Georgia, so, I mean, yeah.”
While the Bulldogs are one of the top schools Brown is considering, the elite athlete did seem somewhat unsure of his current relationship with Smart.
“I mean, we’ll see,” Brown said when asked if his relationship with Smart was a concern. “We have to sit down and talk business.”
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. Georgia fans are hoping that Smart and Brown agree on that business plan.
He is rated as the nation’s No. 8 overall player and is the nation’s No. 3 defensive tackle.