Bulldogs Lose 2012 Commitment

Because of a "personal family reason," Chester Brown will not be signing with Georgia on Feb. 1.

Actually, the offensive tackle from Hinesville, Ga., won't be signing with any school on national signing day as he's been forced to re-open his recruitment due to circumstances he did not wish to make public.

"I called the coaches and told them the decision was made because of personal reasons," Brown said. "I felt like that I had to do this because of my family. I just told them that I still had love for UGA but this is the decision I came upon."

Brown struggled with the decision for weeks before finally calling his recruiting coach, receivers coach Tony Ball, on Saturday to deliver the bad news.

"It was one of the most difficult decisions I've made in my life," he said. "It took me a while. I basically looked at my phone for a while before making the call."

Central Florida, Tulane and Syracuse are three schools most likely to sign Brown, a 6-5, 323 pound Samoan.

Brown now plans to take his time and visit numerous schools before making another decision. He expects coaches from other schools to call and visit in an attempt to get back in the race to sign him, he said.

"It's a little bit stressful because I felt like Georgia was my home," he said. "Things didn't work out. That's why I committed early, because I didn't want (late recruiting attention) to come upon me now."

Brown is considered a three-star prospect. He committed to Georgia in July of 2011.

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