DT DeAngelo Brown commits to Louisville over Georgia Tech and South Florida

DeAngelo Brown

Lousville-bound DT DeAngelo Brown (red jersey) makes tackle in state championship game (AJC)

Savannah Christian defensive tackle DeAngelo Brown committed to Louisville on Saturday after leading his team to the GHSA Class A state championship at the Georgia Dome, according to SavannahNow’s Dennis Knight.

The 6-foot-1, 285-pounder Brown said he picked Louisville over Georgia Tech and South Florida.

“Louisville was one of the first to make me an offer,” Brown told the website. “And in the last few weeks they have made some visits to my home, and I just felt like it would be the best place for me.”

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The Mole

December 12th, 2011
8:03 am

I wish you great success.

Jacket Man

December 12th, 2011
8:25 am

As an FYI, DeAngelo didn’t have an offer from GA Tech. Best of luck with your career at Louisville!

68-56

December 12th, 2011
9:40 am

Yep he didn’t have an offer from GT…. Ready to see mr. DJ here on the flats. Maybe the rednecks will chime in soon.

Dawg1

December 12th, 2011
10:21 am

Look guys, I don’t know if he had an offer or not. But can tell you this. He is the best player in ‘A’ football in Georgia. Take him off the field and that team makes the playoffs, but has no shot at a state championship. He is an absolute handful. Can bench 450 pounds and plays with heart on every snap.

He would have been a nice pick up for just about any program. So congrats to the young man and congrats to Louisville.

Tech has a couple of very nice pick ups over the weekend – congrats to those players and GT.

wrecked

December 12th, 2011
10:50 am

According to rivals he did have a tech offer.Doesn’t matter has a much better chance a developing under Charlie Strong.

Taco

December 12th, 2011
12:40 pm

PAPA JOHN STADIUM. Pizza Party? I like Pizza. Don’t you think that is something I might like to know.

CLAY COUNTY DAWG

December 12th, 2011
1:22 pm

SAW THIS KID PLAY AGAINST LINCOLN COUNTRY DURING THE PLAYOFFS.
I THING THE DAWGS AND TECH MISSED ON THIS KID.
GOOD PLAYER,VERY QUICK OFF THE BALL.

Gerald

December 12th, 2011
1:49 pm

Quit lying Georgia Tech fans. You did offer DeAngelo Brown according to Rivals.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/louisville/football/recruiting/player-DeAngelo-Brown-110989;_ylt=Apm2L47i1WcVlAAsQInse45wsZB4

Rivals said that Andy McCollum and Lamar Owens were recruiting him.
http://louisville.rivals.com/viewcoach.asp?coach=1330&sport=1&year=2012
http://louisville.rivals.com/viewcoach.asp?coach=2674&sport=1&year=2012

That’s why you should have good recruiters like Clint Hurtt and Ron Dugans instead of guys like McCollum and Owens, Tech fans.

Also, if you guys DIDN’T offer a 285 DT with good grades (was also offered by Vanderbilt) from a good private school who was offered by Mississippi State (that’s 2 SEC offers) and South Florida (2 Big East offers) then that speaks very little on your recruiting. The kid is the #70 prospect in the state and the #86 at his position in the country, and has a 5.5 Rivals grade. If the Yellow Jackets DIDN’T offer a prospect like this, who can play DT, DE or move to OL,and are instead going after guys with a similar ranking but weigh much less – and some of them are out of state – then it is just more proof that you guys don’t know what you are doing in recruiting. If you are UGA, you can afford to allow that combination of size, athleticism, grades and productivity go out of state. If you are Georgia Tech: not so much. You get to 25 schollies a year, and one of them isn’t worth a flier on a 3 star 285 lb. DT with good grades? Those 6 defensive backs (5 of them 3 star and the 6th unrated) are a higher priority?

Sorry, Tech fans. I ain’t buying it. Charlie Strong … whom you could have hired by the way … beat you out for a DT that will probably be 320 lbs. and a 3 year starter on his DL when he leaves Louisville.

BULLDOG HUFF

December 12th, 2011
2:30 pm

@ 68-56, the problem wit kids going to tech is simple.they feel more comfort at a skool where folks dnt look down on them, u kno what i mean.? CMR OR CPJ. WITCH ONE WOULD U WANT YUR KID TO MARRY? I LOVE UGA, BUT IF WE AINT PLAYIN TECH THEN I WISH THEM LUCK. AFTER ALL WE BOTH START WITH . . . . . . . GEORGIA!!!

gt45

December 12th, 2011
5:25 pm

Wish he would reconsider, and stay in state. Best of luck, either way!

just the truth

December 12th, 2011
6:15 pm

He did not have an offer from Tech. He needed a little work academically. Best of luck to the young man.

NewtonField83

December 12th, 2011
6:20 pm

DeAngelo, You are a class act on and off the field and it’s been a privilege watching you play these past years…with your heart and work ethic, your bounds are limitless! We wish you only the BEST man and we will never forget the GREAT football you played….

Just Saying

December 12th, 2011
8:23 pm

Once again when a prospect chooses another school thus spurning GT it’s the old excuse ‘he had academic shortcomings’. Sure GT fans, that’s it, academics. You folks are hilarious.

Tech Insider

December 12th, 2011
9:42 pm

Wrecked, Brown did not have a committable offer from GT or UGA. Both offered the kid a conditional offer last summer, and he just didn’t get the work done academically to gain an official offer.

Good luck to the kid at UofL.

GT Fan

December 12th, 2011
10:04 pm

THE BIGGEST kid he played against was probably no more than 230-240 lbs.

That’s why he appears to be so dominant.

RedandBlackDawg

December 13th, 2011
10:32 am

GT FAN,

You are telling us then that GT couldn’t use this kid. Come on, he is still growing some. A good defensive coach would have been able to coach him up at Tech. If he wasn’t up to the academic standards of Tech. how can he get into any college anyway. Don’t the colleges all have a minimum requirement for entrance that is suppose to be uniform for all?
I wonder if he will not probably end up at a JUCO, then, if his grades are not good enough.
Either way, I wish the kid well. He sure has the frame for the game.

CarolinaJacket

December 13th, 2011
10:54 am

Is Chris Jackson off the team again? I see the Scout does not list him on the roster. He surely has not produced the way I thought he would when he transferred in to Tech.

@RedandBlackDawg

December 14th, 2011
11:38 pm

Tech’s academic standard is higher than that of the NCAA minimum. Yes, Tech makes some special admits, so effectively it is easier for some athletes to get in than the regular student, but they still have to meet minimums…Apparently this kid didn’t do it.

Paddy

December 19th, 2011
9:48 am

Carolina jacket…….Chris Jackson is on the roster I looked at today. Listed as a red-shirt Jr I believe.