SEC Country asked Derrick Brown directly if a Friday report stating Auburn was in the lead for his services was true. Georgia’s No. 1 prospect had plenty to say about “sources” in regard to his recruitment.
First, he strongly denied the Auburn report. Then offered advice.
Brown, a 5-star defensive tackle from Lanier High School (Buford, Ga.), took an official visit to Alabama last weekend, but he says not one school holds an advantage over the next.
“Don’t believe anything unless it’s coming from my mom or dad’s mouth or mine,” Brown said.
SEC Country caught up with Brown shortly after his Alabama visit, and he told us that he will not name a leader before making his commitment.
“My leader will be the school I commit to on National Signing Day,” Brown said.
The trip to Alabama was the first one since early April for the nation’s No. 3 defensive tackle. While his visit to Tuscaloosa did increase Alabama’s chances of landing him, again, all of the schools he is considering are even.
“The visit put them in a better place for me,” Brown said. “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.”
The 6-foot-4, 318-pounder has official visits set up to UGA on Jan. 15, Auburn on Jan. 22 and Tennessee on Jan. 29. In addition to the Alabama official visit, Brown took one to his parents’ alma mater, Mississippi State, on Nov. 28.
One of those five schools will land him on Feb. 3, 2016, which is when Brown will announce where he’ll play college football.