Posted: 5:11 pm Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Nate Brown: Record-breaking WR declines late UGA offer 

By Michael Carvell

WR Nate Brown of North Gwinnett (AJC)

WR Nate “Touchdown” Brown of North Gwinnett (AJC)

Nate “Touchdown” Brown, who had one of the best seasons in GHSA history for a wide receiver, has decided against taking official visits to UGA and South Carolina.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder from North Gwinnett High School has been committed to Missouri since last September.

Brown got late offers from UGA and South Carolina after a monster senior season in the state’s largest classification, catching 61 passes for 1,041 yards and 21 touchdowns, including four in one game against eventual state champion Norcross High School.

Over the holidays, Brown thought hard about taking a look at UGA but ultimately decided against it.

“I’ve scheduled my official visit to Missouri for Jan. 31, and that’s about it as far as recruiting news,” Brown told the AJC in a text message on Saturday evening.

“I’m NOT taking an official visit to UGA or USC.”

When asked about what factored into his UGA decision, Brown replied, “I can’t say at the moment. Either way, I doubt the visit would’ve changed my commitment in any way, shape or form – given the trust I’ve built with some of the coaches that I’ve been in contact at Missouri, in addition to all the reasons why I committed to the Tigers in the first place.

“But that’s not to take anything away from Georgia’s football program.”

UGA has 16 commitments for its 2014 class, and could sign 20-22 next month.

The Bulldogs have two high-profile targets in Norcross High School defensive end Lorenzo Carter and M.L. King defensive back Wesley Green.

The remaining members of UGA’s class seem to be pretty much up in the air right now. The Bulldogs, like most colleges, will most likely target players committed to other schools in the final weeks.

On Friday night, UGA offered Bleckley County athlete Tavon Ross, who is committed to Missouri, according to UGAsports.com’s Jake Rowe.

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65 comments
Stinger2
Stinger2

Bubbatavious: Why do you criticize Coach Richt so much?



Coach7
Coach7

Tough for UGA! Oh yea Carvell "Ice Cream Man" your tweet about Kiffin being a "coach in waiting at Bama is Hose Ship!

MesaDawg
MesaDawg

...and the dawgs slowly continue to descend in the recruiting wars.  A sure sign of worse things to come for this program. 

Whiznot
Whiznot

Recruiting doesn't matter at all if the coach is an idiot. Above all, Georgia must hire a coach who at least knows to spike the ball when remaining time is so critically short that the lost down costs nothing.

Richt proved that he was a moron in his first year at the end of the Auburn game. Georgia had a first and goal with 13 seconds left and no time outs. Instead of throwing into the end zone multiple times, Richt ran the ball short and the clock expired.



inoto20
inoto20

Wow Mizzou comes into this state taking top recruits already. That was never happening in previous years. What happened to dream teams. lol

Lambert Dawg
Lambert Dawg

Good Luck to Nate Brown.


UGA has done a great job recruiting receivers and developing them. If we can recover from all the injuries we should have some of the best receivers in the country. Scott Wesley was coming into his own before Tennessee and could be an All American if healthy.


More concerned about QB's and DB's. I hope the staff makes sure "EVERY" position is open in spring and fall a must be earned everyday - including QB.

Bubbatavious
Bubbatavious

UGA losing to Vandy was prob a factor in this kids decision. CMR once again asleep at the wheel being late on the offer. Late on offers, late starting offense or one play away from winning the ball game. The patterns continue in Athens!  Demand Better!

ChuckDawg
ChuckDawg

I also can't blame the kid for going somewhere other than UGA, though. He will get to watch Richt and Bozo blow a year of Bryce Ramsey's eligibility rewarding Hutson Mason for being a four year back-up. Mason will struggle as most first year starters in the SEC do, and we will have to endure another first year starter a season later. Mason is a CAREER backup player. Kiss hiss butt all you want, but that's the truth.

Play Ramsey while he has Gurley, Mitchell, Marshall, etc. to take the pressure off. Richt won't because a) he's not capable of making that kind of decision because it requires a spine, and b) Mason might cry and have his feelings hurt.

ChuckDawg
ChuckDawg

Don't know when he set all these records. Saw him against Collins Hill this year and with very few exceptions he was a non-factor. CH hung 50+ on these guys, and this kid was one of the biggest pouters on the field.

He's gung ho on MO because with Dorial Green-Beckam's arrest with over a POUND of hippie lettuce in his car there is suddenly an opportunity for him to look like "the man."

And please stop with the "record breaking" business. This kid plays in a district where he faces three decent teams a year: Mill Creek (sometimes), Collins Hill (sometimes), Norcross. His record setting numbers were put up against the likes of Mountain View (young school, less than 5 years old and just finding its footing in athletics), Meadow Creek (one football win in YEARS), Habersham Central (provided Meadow Creek with a win… you do the math. Should never have made the jump into this district), Dacula (average), and Duluth (terrible during this record setting time period). 

So enough already!

Quackmeyer
Quackmeyer

Save America....The SEC Network makes exposure a moot point, does it not?

BrownDog
BrownDog

Gawn, Chris Rumph has been a welcome addition and highly popular with his players and recruits. But his move has been anticipated for weeks. Miller, indeed, may need some shoring up. Worth watching: Will he now decide to make the visit to Athens?

restaurantsatl
restaurantsatl

Letting Missouri come into our state and take some of our top recruits. Come on Richt.

FoSho
FoSho

he need to go to uga--they will own the sec east next year.  missouri a flash in the pan. 

ColumbusDawg
ColumbusDawg

The Mark Richt Clown Co. Inc. can't get the receivers to buy into his bottom tier program. Richt has NEVER had a more important year than 2014 as far as football goes. Now, he may not see football as being very important in his scheme of things, but with the MILLIONS he's STEALING from UGA, it should be. He needs to win a championship with these top knotch players that he has now, because he sure as hell don't have any coming in. All of the bobble head pundits will have everyone believe that Richt's seat is as cool as a cucumber, but I know different. He has his injuries to fall upon for 2013, but there will be none of that prop for 2014 results. McGarity remembers that Sanford Stadium looked just like the Gator Bowl when the powers that were supported Ray Goff too long. Large sections of empty seats everywhere on National TV. It is right around the corner again. Richt had better make darn sure that Mason is the correct pick to lead this uber talented team in 2014, because if HE screws it up with the usual B.S., it will get blown up. Bet on it. Another Joe T. III or Joe Cox season will NOT be acceptable. 

oldmaninatlanta
oldmaninatlanta

Good for the young man.He realized if he went to UGA as a 4star recruit that like so many before,Richt and the guys would coach him down to a 2star.

NCDawg
NCDawg

With the SEC Network going online this fall, the young man will be on TV just as much at Mizzou as he will be at any school.  If Mizzou were still a member of the Big 12 then you could make that statement and be fairly sure it's right on but they aren't.



Dawg-Gawn
Dawg-Gawn

Alabama DL coach Chris Rumph headed to the Texas Longhorns to coach with Charlie Strong...  Rumph was the lead recruiter and one reason LB Christian Miller committed to Alabama... Chris Rumph and Corey Miller (Christian's dad) played together at USCe... Christian is upset.

Somebody tell Chris Rumph...  MS Terry has a house for sale in Austin

"BELIEVE" in the G

DKrisGlover
DKrisGlover

I'm as much of a Dawg as anybody here... but what's this idiocy of thinking he won't get attention at Mizzou?  Mizzou was better than Georgia this year, and they'll get as much coverage as we do if not more next year.  Stupid for people to pretend we don't have talent because we really do... but also silly to act like by playing at Mizzou no one will hear of this kid.


Smilesterr
Smilesterr

This is exactly why both UGA and Tech lose out on this kind of in state talent by offering late.  Is it because they assume the kids do not have options?  Or that either university just owns this state?  Obviously, there are great athletes in this state that flourish in other programs competing at a higher level than either school currently.  Why add insult to injury when you have a guy that obviously has a chance at being a star at the next level add offer him at the 11th hour.  Kind of sounds like sloppy seconds.  I would stick with the teams that showed confidence in me early and gave considerable time to.  Mizzou is a great school with excellent academics.  Kid can't go wrong.  Good Luck!  I would choose in state first and go outside our borders only when necessary.....

59bulldawg
59bulldawg

Well if it stands, you have to admire the young man for keeping his word!  

DrPhill
DrPhill

Missouri has a good program, but this young man may change his mind after a Jan. 31st visit.

TheOldGuy
TheOldGuy

And of course tech was never a consideration because of the cripple option they run.

Princess_Leia
Princess_Leia

A wise decision by the young man. Few outstanding high school athletes want to play for the mediocre team in Athens.

Dawg-Gawn
Dawg-Gawn

Good luck to Nate Brown with Mizzou... except while playing against the dawgs

Another 2014 Mizzou commit was offered by UGA last night S Tavon Ross 6' 1" 198lbs Cochran Ga (Bleckley Co)... this one will flip...

WR Ermon Lane de-committed from UF... and is expected to follow his good friend RB Dalvin Cook to FSU...

"BELIEVE" in the G

MoistDawg
MoistDawg

i dont understand at all but its his loss we are loaded on offense.

ruffdawg
ruffdawg

Classy young man , I have been saying since last summer UGA was sleeping on him big time, can't blame him.

We as a program do not have the luxury of just taking our time picking and choosing  big time prospects....UGA needs to tighten up because I see a disturbing pattern the last few years.

ruffdawg
ruffdawg

Classy young man , I have been saying since last summer UGA was sleeping on him big time, can't blame him.

We as a program do not have the luxury of just taking our time picking and choosing  big time prospects....UGA needs to tighten up because I see a disturbing pattern the last few years. Go Dawgs!!

AlEdnacni
AlEdnacni

Pretty simple really.  Mizzou's coaching staff recognized the talent and potential early.  Georgia's staff couldn't see it when it was right in front of them.

Dawgilama
Dawgilama

@MesaDawg yep Mesa  , crappy class only rated between 5th to 9th best in Nation by most , get out  Much? 

Rosezeee
Rosezeee

And that was only the beginning. Don't get me started cause I can recite countless mindless moves that retard has made over the years. If that dimwit can get in, should take some classes at UGA cause his mind is total mush.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@inoto20


UGA can only sign about 20 recruits this year. They already have 16 commitments and the have to recruit towards their "most needed" areas.


Georgia recruits have been going out of state forever(One -JarvisJones- came back) because Georgia produces an abundance of D-1 players(hundreds each year) so no way can UGA can keep all the bigtime players at home. Some get booted for various reasons(Stealing, alcohol, drugs, law breaking, etc.) and Mizzou won the SEC East in 2013. 


From reading your stuff you are a current member of The Single Digit IQ Club and couldn't find your azz with a GPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


lol??????????????  I'm sure you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Dawgilama
Dawgilama

@Bubbatavious Since  you're a  Gt fan and  know  nothing  about  Georgia  football , you wouldn't know Georgia had  backed of Brown.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@ChuckDawg


Where did you get your  College football coaching experience-???????????????


Please understand that nobody in Dawg Nation gives a Fat Rat's Azz about what you think about ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

I think Miller lands at UGA. He could be a really good player down the road. It happens. More important for Bama to get a better DL coach than one recruit.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@restaurantsatl


Just put a sock in it you IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!


UGA currently has a minimum of 4 NFL-bound receivers(Mitchell, Conley, Scott-Wesley, Bennett) not to mention at least 5 or 6 highly rated receivers yet you and your ilk think like small children. You want anything bright and shiny although you have no idea if it will turn out to be what you thought it would be, plus you have a ton of "Top Quality" such items at home.


Fools come to mind but that would be too mild to describe you and your ILK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawgilama
Dawgilama

@ColumbusDawg You cant  tell posers  from a mile  away, Doesn't have any talent  coming in? or  as you would  so articulately put  it "Don't have any coming in" . Strange  Rivals , 24/7, ESPN and  Scout  disagree with you. Are you Bubbas  boyfriend?

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@oldmaninatlanta


You know less about more than ANYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CMR currently has at least 4 receivers who will be in the NFL in 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Don't make me come over to your Nursing Home and explain it to you one word at a time!!!!


I love your antique azz anyway!!!!

David_Workman
David_Workman

@oldmaninatlanta 

  I hate to see so many very good football players leave the state of GA, same pattern as the basketball program at UGA.   Not good!    Go Dogs! 


KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

@dawg...good thing you have recruiting to fallback on otherwise not much taking place in Athens. You do have your continuity going ...right?

BrownDog
BrownDog

Gawn, this one will be interesting to watch. Rumph is very popular with his players and recruits. Apparently, he's been less popular with his boss. Miller will need some shoring up.

P_The_Ricker
P_The_Ricker

@Dawg-Gawn Now that would be a recruiting coup to land c. miller.

still need to somehow find a wr.  losing a lot of talent in the wr dept after '14.

Dawggie
Dawggie

@DKrisGlover I agree - Mizzou just finished 2013 with a #5 ranking in both polls.  Their BB team is perennially ranked and makes the Big Dance.  I would say their athletic department is in better shape than ours, at least in what counts - WINS.

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@Princess_Leia I guess a few is enough on the Saturday after Thanksgiving...EVERY year...when that mediocre team from Athens beats that atrocious team from Atlanta...go dogs

Dawgilama
Dawgilama

@ruffdawg We aren't  talking  about  A.J. green here. This  kid is a good  ball player  but not a  big  time  prospect. 

Dawgilama
Dawgilama

@AlEdnacni   I think UGA saw him struggle a bit in the speed and separation department late in the playoffs and pulled back a bit.