Four-star Buford, Georgia running back Derrian Brown announced his Top 10 on Sunday. The list, which includes Ohio State, also features LSU, Auburn, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Notre Dame, Florida State, and Penn State. He released the news via Twitter.
— Derrian Brown ®🕊 (@BrownDerrian) June 10, 2018
Brown (5-10 179) is the teammate of current Buckeye commit Harry Miller, who announced his commitment to Ohio State on Sunday.
Ranked the No. 13 running back in the 2019 class (and No. 219 player overall) in the 247Sports Composite, Brown took part in The Opening Regional in Atlanta this spring. He measured in at 5-foot-10 and 179 pounds while running a 4.62 in the 40 and a 4.28 in the 20-yard shuttle.
Brown, who also plays safety for Buford, earned Second-Team All-State honors last season as an Athlete.
Based on his highlights, Brown has the speed to hit the seams, but also possesses the vision to find them. Buford has an outstanding offensive line, so they make life easier for him, but Brown has more than enough agility to run in a spread offense.
He’s not the biggest guy, but there are plenty of ways for a team to use him. He is also a very talented receiver of both kickoffs and punts.
So far, only two Crystal Ball projections have come in.
The Buckeyes already have one running back — and possibly two — committed in the 2019 class. Indianapolis prospect Sampson James (6-1 211) committed back in March. He is ranked the No. 7 running back in the nation. Roswell, Georgia prospect Steele Chambers committed in April, and with his size (6-2 215) and skill set, he could end up at tailback or linebacker.
Ohio State is still after other running backs as well, most notably IMG Academy’s Noah Cain (5-11 209), who is ranked the No. 2 tailback in the nation. Despite the players who are currently committed to OSU, Cain is still interested in the Buckeyes. At one time they were the favorites to land him, but now it looks like his home-state Texas Longhorns have moved out in front. The Cystal Ball projection below is based off of 17 predictions.