Brown humbled at 'Bama

Mekhi Brown has been committed to Alabama since the spring, and he's made it to campus several times since. The four-star junior was back in Tuscaloosa on Saturday and had plenty to say of his time watching the No. 1 team take care of Georgia State.

Mekhi Brown has been to Alabama several times since committing earlier this year, but his visit to Tuscaloosa on Saturday was a bit different than some of the others, including last week's win over Ole Miss.

"It was more laid back today, but 'Bama looked good to me," he said late Saturday night. "It was a solid game, it went very well.

"The atmosphere was really calm."

The more intimate game enabled Brown to really focus on a pair of defenders he enjoys watching on Nick Saban's defense.

"I was watching [Adrian] Hubbard and [Xzavier] Dickson, I saw a lot of similarities (between Brown and Hubbard) and we basically play the same way," he said. "Both of those guys are versatile."

During the game, the defensive end/outside linebacker prospect spent time with a fellow four-star junior that may end up on the Crimson Tide's commitment list.

"I met another recruit, Lester Cotton, today," Brown said. "We were just talking about what he plays and if 'Bama had offered.

"We're cool and he's laid back."

UA has offered the offensive tackle prospect and leads for his services. The Alabama staff knows that Brown remains a solid prospect towards the program as well, but it didn't slow them from taking time to speak with him on Saturday as one of only a few elite prospects on campus.

"It actually feels weird," he said laughing. "But it was fun and humbling. I spoke to Coach [Lance] Thompson, [Kirby] Smart, Saban and [Chris] Rumph.

"They mainly were saying it's good to see me and stuff like that. They say I'm looking more mature in my play."

Saban and company don't have to recruit him any longer even with new programs, and most recently USC, offering Brown a scholarship despite his pledge. He's "good with that."

"They don't bad mouth them or anything like that, they don't even ask about them," he said of the coaches and other programs. "They're just ready for me to get up there."

A humbled Brown is still appreciative of the chances afforded by all schools throughout the process.

"It feels good because they don't have to give me that opportunity," Brown said. "But I pretty much have my mind made up."

The Columbus (Ga.) Carver standout, who was asked about autographing items for fans while in town, is ranked as the No. 5 defensive end in FOX Sports/Scout.com's class of 2015 rankings.


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