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.
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.