May 30, 2009

Brown still has Georgia on his mind

M.L. King running back Mack Brown is apparently coming to Athens to "hang out" for a weekend.

The country's 50th-ranked prospect according to told UGASports said he intends to hop over to Athens to see a couple of friends, who just happen to be members of the Bulldog football team.

"Coach (Mark) Richt, he and (Bryan) McClendon just told me that they feel I can be that 2010 running back who can come in, work hard, and play early," Brown said. "They want me to come up and just hang out, and I think I am going to go either this week or next week, and chill with Caleb King and Reshad Jones."

It continues to be a hectic time for the four-star performer, who earlier this week pulled in a couple more new offers from Florida State and Miami.

However, Florida and Georgia remain at the top of his list, with the Gators thought to have a slim lead.

"I have spoken to a lot of coaches the last couple of days. I spoke to a coach from Ole Miss, a coach from Auburn, a coach from Alabama, I spoke to Coach McClendon and Coach Richt yesterday," Brown said. "(Thursday) morning I spoke with Coach (Urban) Meyer and Coach (Kenny) Carter from Florida. I spoke to the running backs coach from LSU, coach Larry Porter this morning, and Coach Jimbo Fisher and Coach Haggins from Florida State. I spoke to a coach from Tennessee two days ago.
"But I only spoke to two head coaches the last couple of days - Coach Richt and Coach Meyer- so that is important."

Brown said that Meyer asked him a question during their recent conversation.

"He asked me if I was ready to score some touchdowns in The Swamp," Brown said. "Later, Coach Carter said he planned to change the offense next year and that he needed someone like me."

Brown indicated he has no worries as far as Georgia's offense is concerned.

He knows the program's penchant for putting running backs in the NFL and he knows all about Florida's two national championships in three years. But despite those obvious pluses, Brown admits he, but said he still has questions about each school.

"The main thing that I worry about is the offense at Florida and the number of backs in Athens," said Brown, who admits he's heard playing time shouldn't be a problem with the Bulldogs.

"Everyone tells me Georgia has a lot of running backs," Brown said. "But they say I will see the field early."

Brown - who has visits lined up to Florida and Georgia this summer - will also travel to Alabama, Tennessee, Florida State, Oklahoma and Miami before returning to school in the fall.

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