Georgia’s No. 1 prospect has “great time” at UGA-Alabama game

Derrick Brown

The state’s No. 1 prospect, Derrick Brown, stayed dry from the torrential downpour on Saturday by sporting a giant red and black poncho that was covered in “G” logos.

Despite all of the rain, the 5-star defensive tackle said he “had a great time” on his unofficial visit to UGA for the Alabama game. He didn’t expect the outcome, though.

“I definitely didn’t think Alabama was going to beat Georgia by a lot,” Brown told the AJC’s DawgNation.com. “I actually thought it was going to be a good game. I thought it was going to be close.”

The 6-foot-4, 322-pounder had a chance to talk to UGA defensive line coach Tracy Rocker and coach Mark Richt before the game, but the conversation didn’t entail any recruiting talk.

“They were just telling me how they were expecting the game to go and how they were dealing with the rain throughout the week,” Brown said.

The Army All-American announced a couple of weeks ago that he was changing his official visit plans. He was supposed to take official visits to UGA, Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi State, but some of those schools may not be on the new list when he announces it soon.

At this time, Brown isn’t saying which schools shouldn’t expect to see him on an official visit.

“I need to talk to my parents about it,” he said. “I haven’t gotten the chance to talk to them about it because they have been busy.”

Brown will take an unofficial visit to Tennessee this weekend for the UGA game. It will be his first ever game in Neyland Stadium.

“I just want to get up to Neyland. I heard it’s rocking up there,” he said.