Derrick Brown, the state’s top prospect, has made his decision.
Was it UGA? Was it Auburn? Was it Tennessee or Alabama or Mississippi State?
The 6-foot-4, 311-pounder chose Auburn on Wednesday afternoon at his National Signing Day ceremony. Brown is rated as the state’s No. 1 prospect and the No. 3 defensive tackle in the nation for 2016. He adds to an already impressive cast of defensive line recruits at Auburn for the Class fo 2016.
It’s a tough loss for UGA. Brown is one of those players who can easily be projected to the NFL in three years. The Lanier High School standout has that kind of special ability.
The U.S. Army All-American was trending toward Auburn earlier in the week and it appears that those early forecasts were on the mark.
Unless otherwise indicated, player rankings and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.