Profile - Eugene Brown
Stephenson High School (GA) junior safety Eugene Brown is getting attention from schools in both the ACC and the SEC. Brown recently visited one of those schools for their Junior Day.
Brown made the short trip to Atlanta for the Georgia Tech Junior Day. “Man it was great.” Eugene got to see the facilities, talk with the coaches, and meet with Chaplain Derrick Moore. “Georgia Tech has done a great job with their facilities.”
The “recovery machine” intrigued Brown. “They demonstrated how players can speed up their recovery after practices and games. It was very impressive.”
Coaches Paul Johnson, Joe Speed, and Ted Roof all met with Eugene. Coach Johnson discussed the options Eugene would have as a Tech player. The discussion about the value of a Tech degree was eye opening to Eugene. Coach Speed talked to Eugene about how his plans for recruiting him. Eugene and Coach Roof talked about how Eugene would fit into his safety schemes. They also talked about how Tech uses the nickel. “The coaches were up front and down to earth with me.”
The best part of his talks with the coaches was the news that Tech was offering Brown. “It was a sensational feeling to hear that.”
Talking about the academics at Tech was also a part of the visit. “No school that I have visited has come close to showing how a degree from their school would help me after football.” That was the one thing that opened Eugene’s eyes about Tech. “I hear people put down Tech. I don’t see how or why they do that.”
Look for Brown to make a return visit to Tech. “I'm very interested in Tech." The coaching staff, the academics and Tech’s location are three of the reasons why Eugene has interest in Tech. Eugene has also visited Auburn and doesn’t have any other visits planned at this time.
Until he returns to Tech, Eugene will concentrate on his track season. He runs the 200, 110 hurdles, and 330 hurdles. “Running the hurdles has made me a better safety. The event helps me with my hips”.