College Football Recruiting: Predictions for uncommitted five-star recruits

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Nov 2, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A Georgia Bulldogs helmet sits on the sideline during the first half of the game against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Who: 5-Star DT Derrick Brown

  • Hometown/High School: Buford, Ga/Lanier
  • Rankings: No. 9 overall, No. 3 DT, and No. 1 GA.

Brown is a multi-faceted defensive tackle. He has the ability to make solid tackles and his pass-rushing ability is second-to-none. He shows tremendous quickness and explodes off the line of scrimmage as soon as he ball is snapped.

I see him staying in-state and going to the Georgia Bulldogs. He can give them a big body that can stop the rushing attack, and give them athleticism at the tackle position. Currently, the Bulldogs boast a ’16 troop that ranks No. 10 nationally and No. 4 in the SEC. The Bulldogs already have two five-star commits in Jacob Eason and Julian Rochester and a commitment from Brown would certainly vault the ‘Dawgs to the top of the SEC.

He tallied 101 tackles, including 26 of those for a loss and 11.5 sacks for Lanier.

He has already taken several unofficial visits to Athens and running backs coach Thomas Brown visited him on April 15. Most recently, he attended a 7-on -7 event that the program held, so to say that he is at the very least interested in the program is not an exaggeration. In particular, he has built a close relationship with the coaching staff and that’s why he said they are his leader and the team to beat at this point.

It seems as if both sides are willing and ready to make Brown a Bulldog. Barring anything major happening over the course of the next couple weeks, it should be happening.

Next: Shavar Manuel