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.”