After flurry of late interest, former UGA commit Chester Brown decides on UCF

The Chester Brown saga finally has a conclusion.

The 6-foot-5, 340-pound lineman from Bradwell Institute, who had to back out of his longtime UGA commitment due to an immigration issue, has decided to sign with Central Florida after all. Brown committed to the Knights over the weekend during an official visit, but had second thoughts upon returning to Hinesville.

Coach Jim Walsh said charted calls and visits  from 29 different schools over the weekend that were either inquiring about Brown’s availability or stepping up with actual offers. Among the schools showing late interest were Auburn, Missouri, Miami, North Carolina and Southern Cal, Walsh said.

“We had schools coming in from everywhere,” Walsh said. “It almost became more of a burden. Just overwhleming is a better way to put it. Up until [Monday] night our intention was to take it past signing day. It got sideways there for a minute. But once Chester could clear his head and talk it over with his family he was able to make up his mind. He’ll sign with Central Florida tomorrow.”

Walsh said everybody in Hinesville is relieved that Brown’s recruitment is officially over and that his story will have a happy ending.

“I’m just happy for the family,” Walsh said. “Any time we see one of our kids further their education, that’s a big deal for us.”

17 comments Add your comment

uga student

January 31st, 2012
9:38 am

Top Row Dog

January 31st, 2012
9:50 am

Durn, we could have used a Samoan player. Can’t remember having one. Should have been a way.

timthebrave

January 31st, 2012
9:51 am

Glad he can get an education and play football somewhere. Wish he could have been a dawg since he really wanted to play for us…Good luck

Step Down

January 31st, 2012
9:53 am

Going from UGA to UCF? That’s like going from a 2012 Lamborghini to a 2003 Ford Focus.

1eyedJack

January 31st, 2012
10:01 am

Here is about where the Liberty Bowl jokes commence.

lefty fielder

January 31st, 2012
10:02 am

soooooo . . . . not all schools have a “don’t sign undocumented players” rule?

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January 31st, 2012
10:09 am

Lol. Liberty Bowl + Chester Brown = UCF win.

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Dawg Fud

January 31st, 2012
10:38 am

I am happy for Chester. Glad that he landed on his feet.

Good luck at UCF, Chester!

Old Dog

January 31st, 2012
11:00 am

“Going from UGA to UCF? That’s like going from a 2012 Lamborghini to a 2003 Ford Focus.”

Didn’t we lose to UCF in a Bowl a couple of years ago?

Old Dog

January 31st, 2012
11:03 am

I agreed with the law so as not to take spaces from qualified Georgia students at UGA and give them to illegal aliens, but it never occurred to me that it also applied to football players, too. After all, they take away spots from academically qualified students, also.

granny5

January 31st, 2012
11:56 am

This just makes the state of Georgia look even more stupid.

SublimeKnight

January 31st, 2012
12:58 pm

“Going from UGA to UCF? That’s like going from a 2012 Lamborghini to a 2003 Ford Focus.”

If the Lamborghini is actually a body kit on an ‘84 Pontiac Fiero, then yes.

Ezra

January 31st, 2012
4:16 pm

granny5

January 31st, 2012
11:56 am
No granny5 it makes Chester Brown look stupid….and he does!

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CitizenK9

January 31st, 2012
8:02 pm

How does that jerk Yankee tub of goo keep messing with the Dawgs ? Doesn’t his resume need revision ?

Monroe's First Redcoat

February 1st, 2012
3:24 am

Best of luck to Brown at UCF. It would have been great to have him in Red & Black….seems that he could have gotten in as an -out-of-state student if he couldn’t provide in-state status….