A five-star defensive tackle is denying a report that allegedly revealed his final three schools.

Derrick Brown out of Buford, Ga., who’s rated as the No. 4 defensive tackle and the No. 9 overall prospect in the Class of 2016, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings, was said to be down to three SEC schools.

According to 247Sports’ Keith Niebuhr, Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee are Brown’s final three choices with Georgia now out of the mix as of Thursday morning.


The 6-foot-3, 317-pound U.S. Army All-American took his official visit to Alabama in December and to Auburn earlier this month. His official visit to Tennessee is scheduled for this weekend.