2010 Running Back Aims to Impress

One of the top running backs in the Southeast for the class of 2010 is 5-10.5, 180-pound Mack Brown from Lithonia (GA) MLK High School. Brown has received more than 250 letters at this time from various schools across the country.

Brown and his father Mack Brown Sr. were scheduled to visit Florida last weekend as the Gators played the Kentucky Wildcats but they were not able to attend.

"We were going to try and make that game but then decided with Coach Kenny Carter that it would be better if we came down for the Florida/South Carolina game on November 15," Brown said.

Through eight games Brown has amassed more than 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns and rarely plays the second half of games. Brown has indicated that Florida and Georgia are his early favorites at this time. Mr. Brown went on to say they will not be in attendance for this weekend's showdown between the Gators and Bulldogs.

"I don't know where that came from, sometimes people just write what they want to write but we know better than that," he said. "With the Florida/Georgia game in Jacksonville the schools are not allowed to invite potential prospects. We have a game late Friday night starting at 8:00 p.m. against Redan and never had any intentions or plans to be in Jacksonville for that game. The amount of phone calls that my son receives is just out of this world. I guess that we need to monitor a little bit better who we are speaking with."

My Take:
Mack Brown has received early interest from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and many others. He is a legit big time back that does a number of different things from the running back position that is attracting so much attention from college coaches. Mr. Brown has told me on several occasions that he has family ties to the state of Florida and that the Gators are a real player for his son's services at this time. With so many good looking 2010 running backs I would not expect the Florida staff to take a commitment from a running back at this time but he will be one to keep an eye on moving forward.

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