The Georgia Bulldogs will no doubt be a little nervous this weekend as one of their top remaining targets gets the red-carpet treatment in Gainesville, Fla.
Mack Brown, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound running back from Lithonia’s Martin Luther King High School, is among 200 elite prospects attending the Florida Gators’ “Friday Night Lights” camp this weekend. There he will be subjected to speeches from head coach Urban Meyer and other assistant coaches, will be wooed by fellow recruits who already plan on signing with the Gators and will get an up-close-and-personal look at Florida’s national championship trophy, which reportedly will be spotlighted on the middle of Florida Field during the camp Friday night.
Georgia fans can take comfort in this one bit of news from Brown, who spoke to the AJC shortly before arriving on the Florida campus Friday afternoon — he will not commit to the Gators while on his visit.
“Nah, I’m just going to take everything in,” said Brown, reached by telephone in Gainesville Friday afternoon shortly before taking part in the recruiting activities.
Brown, who literally has dozens of scholarship offers, did confirm what everybody pretty much already knows — that his decision is coming down between Georgia and Florida. And he said he’ll be making his choice very soon.
“I want to get it over with before the season starts,” he said. “I probably won’t wait much longer.”
While Brown will be hearing a lot about the Gators this weekend, he has been hearing a lot about the Bulldogs all week. Georgia got commitments from three players in four days — including a pair of fellow Atlantans, Garrison Smith (Douglass) and T.J. Stripling (Southwest DeKalb).
“Yeah, they’ve been telling me to come there with them,” the soft-spoken Brown said.
Soon we’ll all know what he’ll do.