Big-Time RB Visits Georgia

ATHENS – If Mark Richt hired Bryan McClendon for recruiting alone it already seems to be paying off.

McClendon, who took over for Tony Ball after he moved to coaching the wide receivers, decided that his first visit after being named running backs coach would be to DeKalb County's MLK and star prospect Mack Brown.

"That really got me, " said Brown of McClendon's visit earlier this year. "He told me that I was the first person he came to visit."

Brown returned the favor this weekend when he visited the Bulldogs in Athens. McClendon – clearly the lead recruiter for Brown at this time – showed Brown around campus. Brown came away impressed.

"All of it was really cool. Georgia has some great facilities," Brown said. "I really liked the dorms, the new academic facilities and the weight room. Man, the cafeteria had a lot of food… I liked that. "

All that aside, Brown said he was impressed with Georgia's running backs meeting room and the overall feel of the staff in Athens. He said he did not know that Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis played at Georgia.

"They have a real interest in me," he said. "The coaches seem really down to Earth, and that matters."

No where near a decision, Brown has visited Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. All three visits were fun, according to Brown.

"I feel like I know more about Georgia now," he admitted. "I have liked Georgia since I was little, but it was nice to go an visit to see it up close – first hand. It impressed me, too, that the staff had been there so long."

Brown added that he was not concerned with the distance of the school he eventually picks. He did, however, say that the graduation rate of the school was a very important thing to him and his family.

Brown said he would be attending spring football games in the South, but that he had not yet decided where he was going at this time.


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