Derrick Brown shared his final list of his Top 5 schools with Scout.com’s Chad Simmons in a video interview on Thursday.
The state of Georgia’s top-rated prospect had stated a few weeks prior that he had planned to update his official visit list going forward. Brown even hinted at it during a conversation with the AJC’s DawgNation.com earlier this week.
The 5-star defensive tackle has apparently decided upon the status quo. The Lanier High School standout named UGA, Auburn, Alabama, Mississippi State and Tennessee as his updated five finalists. Those are the schools that will get an official visit. Those were the same five finalists he set earlier this season.
He explained his reasoning behind the decision to DawgNation.com on Thursday afternoon.
“I had a school that I was going to open options to and then the head coach and everything changed so I just cut them and I chose these five with my parents,” said Brown, who declined to name the team and left it up to everyone’s imagination.
Brown is rated as the No. 4 defensive tackle prospect in the nation for the 2016 class. He’s also slotted as the No. 10 player overall.
The 5-star prospect has been tearing it up across his senior season at Lanier this year. Georgia High School Football Daily reported earlier this week that he has amassed 47 tackles, 23 stops for losses, 17 QB hurries, six sacks, eight deflections, one interception, one blocked punt, and one fumble recovery for an unbeaten Lanier squad.
He’s done just about everything shy of grill the hot dogs and put cheese on the nachos in the concession stand. Brown even told DawgNation.com that he’s run some snaps as a “Wildcat” quarterback this year.