Commitments continue as Tucker’s Brown pledges to UCF

Recruiting action has picked up a little this week as prospects hurry to lock down offers before their senior high school seasons commence.

Tucker’s Quenton Brown is the latest to pull the trigger. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound defensive end committed to UCF (University of Central Florida) Wednesday night, according to Tucker coach Franklin Stephens.

Tucker DE Quenton Brown

Tucker DE Quenton Brown

Brown chose the Golden Knights over Michigan State, Miami, Ole Miss and Western Kentucky, Stephens said.

“It kind of came down to UCF and Michigan State,” Stephens said. “He’s from Michigan originally. He has family up there and in Orlando. The deciding factor for him is he felt it’d be easier for his mother and brother to come see him play in Orlando than East Lansing.”

It should be a tad bit warmer, too.

Quarterback Synjyn Days of Hillgrove High in Powder Springs is expected to make an announcement on Friday. He’ll choose between Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Indiana, Eastern Michigan and Toledo. Roswell-Blessed Trinity’s Jake Skole committed to Georgia Tech earlier this week.

Stephens believes the Knights got a diamond in the rough in Brown.

“He’s a very good player,” Stephens said. “He has the things you can’t coach, like height and speed. When they get some size on him in college he’s going to be an exceptional player. He does well academically, too. That’s the thing for him, the up side is so great.”

Stephens said Brown was recruited to UCF by former Dunwoody High head coach David Kelly. Kelly also landed linebacker/running back Jonathan Davis and defensive back A.J. Bouye out of Tucker last year.

6 comments Add your comment

Not Disappointed

August 27th, 2009
7:33 pm

How did the State of Georgia let this kid get away. He is a beast! Good luck young men.

Ramblin Wreck!

Knights

August 27th, 2009
8:18 pm

Chip,

Thanks for the “UCF” (we prefer that over “Central Florida”) but we did stop being the “Golden Knights” a few years ago…It’s just the Knights!!

Very excited to get Quenton down here in Orlando. Tucker is certainly becoming very good to the Knights!!

silverknight

August 28th, 2009
10:45 am

Great to have another Tucker grad coming to UCF! So far AJ Bouye and Jonathan Davis are already pushing for playing time despite being true freshmen so we know the high quality of this schools coaching and talent. GO KNIGHTS!

Joe

August 30th, 2009
3:54 pm

The UCF Nation is happy to have Quenton onboard. Huge pickup for us and the message boards are buzzing with excitement!
AJ Bouye and Jonathan Davis are already proving at UCF that Tucker has some serious athletes. Both will play as true freshmen this year.

Mo

August 30th, 2009
3:55 pm

Welcome aboard Quenton!

GO KNIGHTS!!!!!!!!!!!

Bulldogs4ever

August 30th, 2009
4:29 pm

Great Pickup for UCF! They are really building something special down there in Orlando. I can’t believe they are not in the Big East or ACC yet….