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2016 DT emerging as elite prospect

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At 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds, Class of 2016 Sugar Hill (Ga.) Lanier defensive tackle Derrick Brown couldn't stay under the radar for long. Over the past two months, Brown has netted offers from some of the best schools in the Southeast, including Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Clemson.
"I have a lot of big offers," Brown said. "It's pretty exciting to get to met all of the coaches," he said. "Now that I'm done with basketball season I get a chance to work out and get back into football and go out and take a look at all these schools."
One of the first schools to show heavy interest in Brown was Auburn, and he was on hand two of the program's most exciting fall victories.
"The first school that showed interest in me was Auburn," he said. "I went down there for a few games and that was a fun. I went to the Georgia game and the Alabama game, so those were two pretty crazy endings. I liked the atmosphere there."
It's still early in the process, and Brown said he's in no rush to name favorites.
"Not one school is higher than the others," he said. "They're all talking to me quite a bit and I'm just getting started."
One of his next trips will be to nearby Georgia, as he hopes to get a look at what his in-state school has to offer.
"I'm excited to go up there and see how they do football," he said. "I'll be over there soon."
Woody Wommack is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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