Derrick Brown, the state’s No. 1 overall prospect, said at Thursday’s Corky Kell Classic Luncheon that he needs some help keeping up with all this recruiting.
He told that AJC at the event that his mother is the one setting up his official visits and lining up those dates. That allows him to focus on football and his senior year.
“I just want do do the best I can to help my team and get to where I need to be,” he said.
Brown said the last contact he had with UGA was on Tuesday. UGA defensive line coach Tracy Rocker is his lead recruiter.
“Me and Coach Rock just talk,” he said. “That’s it. We just talk. It’s usually not about football.”
Which schools are recruiting him the hardest?
“Definitely Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee and Mississippi State,” Brown said. “All of them.”
He said that all of the schools have been honest with him. They have all painted a good picture of how he could be very successful on the defensive line in their program.
“They don’t sugarcoat anything,” Brown said. “They just tell you that you will have to come in and work.”
Another senior year goal is to handle his emotions better this season. That’s a senior year goal. He also wants to be able to turn and redirect and find the ball better.
He wasn’t sure if he would take an official visit to UGA for the Alabama game on Oct. 3, but said he will be at that game. The Iron Bowl is another game that he knows he has to attend this fall.
Jeff Sentell covers 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.