Chad Simmons

Eugene Brown visited Georgia Tech for their spring game.

Stephenson High School (GA) safety Eugene Brown visited Georgia Tech last February for their first Junior Day. Saturday, Brown made a return visit to Tech, with his mom, for the annual spring game.

The visit allowed Brown to spend time with several of the coaches. Eugene spoke with Coach Joe Speed and Coach Ted Roof. “I really like them both very much. They made us feel at home.” Coach Roof asked Brown to return for another visit to go more in depth on his plans for him at Tech. Coach Speed let Eugene know that he would be visiting his spring practice in a few weeks. “It made me feel great being there at Tech. I am probably going back to Tech in a week or so.”

Brown kept a close eye on the defensive backs while watching the spring game. “Number 38 (Dorian Walker), number 17 (Lance Austin), and number 44 (Shaun Kagawa) really stood out to me.” Eugene liked Kagawa’s interception as well as the pass break-ups by Walker and Austin. “I was very impressed with the play of the defensive backs. You can tell they are well coached.”

Coach Speed and Coach Roof have both spent time with Eugene showing him the Tech defensive schemes. “They like me as a safety in their defense.” Brown likes that idea as he plays both free and strong safety for his high school. “I feel that with hard work I could come in and see some playing time as a freshman. I like the schemes they run”

The visit got Eugene’s mom on board with Tech. “She is already talking about me committing to Georgia Tech. She likes how close it would be for her to come see me play.” Brown’s mom is also fond of Coaches Johnson, Speed and Roof. “On the Junior Day visit, all three went out of their way to make sure both of us felt welcomed. They picked up right where they left off Saturday. She loves Georgia Tech."

While he is not ready to name a top five, Eugene doesn’t mind saying that Tech is definitely in his top five. Brown will take his time in making a decision. “I have no idea when it will happen. I’m willing to let it play out for a while to see which schools want me.” Eugene knows that could be risky but his high school coach feels that is the best way to go.

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