Buford, Ga.--One of the top defensive tackle prospects in the country, five-star Derrick Brown from Lanier High School, was back on the Auburn campus Saturday to check out the Tigers against Georgia. While Coach Gus Malzahn’s team dropped a close decision Brown said he got another chance to see Will Muschamp’s defense in action and he sees a group that is improving.
“It was exciting,” Brown said. “They played hard. It didn’t turn out the way they wanted it to, but it was a good game.
“They are getting better I can tell you that,” he added of the defense. “They are honestly getting better and trying to get back to where they were a couple of years ago.”
A defensive unit that was struggling early in the season trying to adjust to Muschamp’s scheme coupled with the loss of star defensive end Carl Lawson, lately the Tigers have played much better on that side of the ball and that’s something Brown said is important for him.
“That means a lot,” Brown said. “That means the program is going right and the coaches are doing what they said they were going to do.”
Making his fourth visit to Auburn for a game this season, Brown pointed out that the multiple visits have helped him get a better feel for the Tigers, the university and everything involved. That’s a big deal for him because he said in the end that’s the most important thing in his decision.
“I have to find a place that is home,” Brown said. “Also looking for somewhere to hopefully get a chance to play early and earn that spot.
Planning to take an official visit to Mississippi State for the Egg Bowl, Brown said he will also visit Alabama in December. Following his play in the U.S. Army All-American Game in January he said he will go to Auburn, Georgia and Tennessee to finish out his visits.