Brown gets a lot of love from UGA on Saturday

Mark Richt took his one in-home visit to see Marlon Brown on Saturday. Not only did he visit one of Georgia's top targets, but four other coaches joined him. They visited with Brown and his grandmother who will play a big role in his decision. Find out how the visit went inside.

The University of Georgia has been recruiting five-star receiver Marlon Brown for a very long time. He has taken two visits to Athens and UGA coaches have been through Memphis (TN) many times to check on him. On Saturday, Mark Richt and four Bulldog assistants visited the Brown home.

"I did not know who all was coming from Georgia today," said Brown. "I knew the coaches were coming to visit me, but I did not know the exact ones and how many. They sent five up here and they were Mark Richt, Coach [Stacy] Searels, Coach [Mike] Bobo, Coach [Tony] Ball, and Coach [John] Eason. They all talked to me some and the visit was really good."

Tennessee sent six coaches to see Brown the night Lane Kiffin was named the new Volunteer coach, but no other school has sent close to that since. The quintet of UGA coaches really impressed the 6-foot-5, 205 pound wideout.

"I feel really honored that they would send that many coaches up here to see me. It really makes me feel important. I feel like Georgia really wants me."

Offensive Coordinator Mike Bobo really wants Brown between the hedges and he would love to have Brown in his offensive plan for the next four to five years. The former UGA quarterback took the time to talk about how he would use him in his scheme.

"I think Coach Bobo is a real cool guy and I really like his scheme and what he plans to do at Georgia next year with the offense. He talked to me about having me across from A.J. Green and how he would like to use me in his system. He is an amazing coach and I think he scheme is amazing too."

Just Friday Mark Richt announced that Coach Eason would be moving up to an administrative position in Athens and that Coach Ball would move from coaching running backs to wide receivers. Brown met Coach Ball before during his visits to UGA, but today was the first time he talked to him about possibly playing receiver for him.

"I already knew Coach Ball and I like him a lot," Brown stated. "What I like most about him is he seems real honest about everything. He told me today that he thinks I am very talented right now, but after he gives me tips as a freshman and sophomore, then I could be an amazing receiver. I liked him a lot and he seems to really know a lot about wide receivers."

Coach Richt was there as well and he did some talking too, but the head coach spent a lot of time with Brown's grandmother. She is going to have a big say in his decision and Richt got to know her a little better today.

"Coach Richt is just a great man. He talked to all of us (Brown, his grandmother, and Harding Academy A.D./Basketball Coach Kevin Stark) about academics, Georgia, and things like that, but he talked to my grandmother a lot when I was talking to other coaches. He really talked to her a lot about how the academics are at Georgia and how they would really be able to help me if I go there.

According to Memphis two sport star, his grandmother is very fond of Mark Richt.

Marlon Brown
"She really likes him a lot. I would say that my grandmother loves Coach Richt to death. He is spiritual and she is very spiritual, so she loves that about him. He is also just a great man that cares about his players and she sees that."

Other than spending some time with Coach Ball, Brown really did not learn anything new during this big in-home visit. He enjoyed his time with the coaches, he took everything in that they told him, and he felt the love while they were there.

"Georgia definitely is making me feel wanted. They have been honest with me from the beginning and that means a lot to me. They tell me like it is, I know they want me at Georgia, and I know they want the best for me."

Official visits to Ole Miss (1/16), Florida (1/23), and Tennessee (1/30) remain for Brown before he announces his decision on signing day. He is feeling a lot of love right now from the schools (Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, Ole Miss, and Tennessee) that are still in contention and he is trying to stay calm until signing day.

"I am real excited about signing day, but I am nervous at the same time," Brown said. "I am truly overwhelmed right now with everything. Tennessee and Ohio State were at my basketball game last night and Georgia was here today. I just can't wait until I make up my mind and sign with that school.

Each one of the five finalists hope that the number four rated wide receiver in the country picks them. Georgia had the final visit this week and their time with Brown, his family, and his coach only helped them.

"Georgia is seriously up there for me. I love Mark Richt as a coach and a person and I really like all the coaches there. I know I am wanted there and I am very comfortable around them."

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