On the way home from a Scout.com event in Rome last weekend, Mack Brown knew that a decision on his future needed to be made.
“I am ready to go ahead and get things out of the way, before my senior season and all,” he said.
That said, the decision is down to two – at least for now.
“Florida and Georgia are the two schools that have recruited me the hardest from the jump,” he said. “Alabama, Oklahoma and LSU have all come on strong, but those two schools have been the programs that really poured it on.”
Yet, LSU running backs coach Larry Porter is making a last ditch effort to sway Brown away from the opposition.
“I just talked with coach Porter not long ago, and he really wants me to get down before I decide,” he said. “I told him that I am going to try and make it down in the next couple of weeks, but it will likely be towards the end of July.”
News of fellow Peach State standout Storm Johnson leaning towards the Tigers has swept through Georgia, a situation that Brown said makes LSU all the more appealing.
“I had heard from a friend earlier [Tuesday] that Storm had let everyone know he was going to commit to LSU,” Brown said. “It does not bother me, because with LSU’s depth chart you know you are going to have a couple of other players recruited in as well. I like Storm, so it would be nothing.
“Schools like Oklahoma, however, already have a couple of guys stacked up in their class that could be running backs,” he added. “I just want to focus on the schools that will put me as a priority and give me a chance to play.”
While it seems far-fetched that LSU could sway the rising senior away from Georgia or Florida, Brown said that anything could happen.
“I have always liked those two schools, and right now I feel like I am going to be deciding to be a Gator or a Bulldog,” he said. “But I have not been exposed to LSU’s side, and I will definitely be listening.”