Jaylen Brown: Georgia’s No. 1 prospect sets up first official visit

Jaylen Brown, the state’s No. 1 prospect, will take official visits to Kansas and Kentucky next month, his mother confirmed to the AJC.

The 6-foot-7 forward from Wheeler High School is scheduled to take a recruiting trip to Kansas on Oct. 10. Brown is also looking at going to Kentucky on Oct. 17 but nothing has been confirmed yet.

Brown is rated as the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect in the 247sports composite rankings.

Jaylen Brown (AJC)

Jaylen Brown (AJC)

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UCLA, Georgia Tech, and UGA are all among Brown’s favorites but he has yet to formally announce a list of leaders. He also hasn’t set up any other official visits except for Kansas.

One last thing: Brown is still leaning toward waiting until after his senior season to reveal his college decision. One reason for the delay is that it will give Brown time to evaluate the tons of coaching changes and early NBA departures after every college season.

“Jaylen waiting until his senior season is still on the table at this time,” his mother said. “This is a very difficult decision and I want Jaylen to be at peace with his choice and not be rushed. I also want him to feel comfortable that his choice covers where he can excel in both academics and athletics.”

Where will Jaylen sign? According to the 247sports’ Crystal Ball predictions, Kentucky is the favorite at 35 percent, followed by UCLA (31%), UGA (23%), Georgia Tech (8%) and Kansas (4%),


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