Scout five star Derrick Brown recaps his visit to Mississippi State

Scout five star defensive tackle Derrick Brown has roots in the Magnolia State of Mississippi. Brown's parents met and fell in love as students at Mississippi State. The talented Brown reports that he is originally from Greenwood, Mississippi and that he still has family there. Brown took an official visit "back home" this past weekend to see what the Bulldogs had to offer.

"I had a very good time down there," Brown said of his trip to Starkville. "Alec Murphy was my host and he told me all about how it is down there. I got to visit with Nelson Adams too. He talked with me a lot too and sort of told me about how things are with the defensive line."

Brown reports that his parents had a good time during the weekend and enjoyed seeing all the growth on the Mississippi State campus.

"My parents were talking about how much things have changed," Brown said. "They liked everything and they talked about all of the new buildings and all of the new things they have at Mississippi State now."

During the course of the visit, Brown was able to sit down with Head Coach Dan Mullen and his potential position coach David Turner to talk about how things would be if he elected to enroll at Mississippi State.

"They told me that they really want me to be a Bulldog and that they want to use me like they use Chris Jones now," Brown said. "Coach Turner said that they would want to move me around and help me avoid double teams and things like that. They said that they would expect me to play early and they feel like that I would be a good fit for their defense."

Brown has a top five of Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Mississippi State and Tennessee. The trip to Starkville was Brown's first scheduled official visit. The month of January will be a big one for Brown as he trips Georgia, Auburn and Tennessee in consecutive weekends. 

From the sound of things, the Bulldogs of Mississippi State remain in contention for Brown's services as he considers his options in preparation for a National Signing Day announcement. 

"The visit to Mississippi State really helped," Brown said. "I had a good time and I like all of the coaches. I would say the visit helped their chances. I will still be considering them."

Brown is ranked the #12 football prospect America in the country regardless of position by Scout. The 6-4, 322 pounder is the fifth ranked defensive tackle in the nation. 

Several schools have taken advantage of the contact period that opened on Sunday and spent some time with the personable Brown. Mississippi State and Tennessee were both visitors at Lanier High School today. 


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