ESPN four-star wing Eugene Brown narrowed down his list of schools to six with Georgia, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Louisville, Georgia Tech and Butler involved.
He has scheduled official visits to all the programs that made his list, with the exception of Butler, who he already visited officially.
“Me and my family decided that committing early before the season started would be the best option,” he said. “So I was looking at all the schools, setting up my visits, and I realized it was time to cut my list down.”
His official visits go as followed:
Georgia: September 4-5th
Ohio State: September 13-15th
Texas A&M: September 20-22nd
Louisville: October 4-6th
Georgia Tech: October 18-20th
His top schools are comprised of schools that fit his playing style and will benefit him the most in the long run. Here’s what he had to say about each one individually.
Texas A&M: They have been talking about how they have a great plan in place to get me to the next level, and that’s why I’m going on these officials to see what they’re talking about to help me with my decision.
Ohio State: They really go for long versatile guys and that really fits into how I play, and what I am. So I just felt like within their system and program, I’ll be able to prosper.
Butler: When Butler first came to see me the assistant coach showed me a video of how they play and it looked like a really great place for shooters. Once I found out that, I fell in love with it. They said they were going to offer me once I got to campus but they came back down in October, and he brought the head coach with him, and they offered me then. Once I took the official, I got to see what the campus was like, I got to hang with a couple of players, I got to see what dorm life was like—I basically got the whole feel of Butler. They’re still pretty high up there on the list. I like them a lot.
Georgia: When I went to visit Georgia unofficially, I felt a different energy from coach [Tom] Crean. He was very focused. We played in a team camp there and there were things he noticed about me that he could start coaching me on right now. It was kind of surprising that he could pick up on stuff about me in such a short amount of time that I could turn into a strength. I feel like he’s a really great coach.
Georgia Tech: I really like Georgia Tech. The distance, the system that they run, the opportunity that’s there for me to play and make an impact really early.
Louisville: They came in kind of late but after talking to the coach and building a relationship, they said they have a really good plan in place for me and basically they want to help me become the player I need to be to get to the next level with their system, their pedigree, their coaching staff and all that.
At this moment
For Brown it’s all about taking his official visits and learning more about these programs. He plans to take all five of the officials before deciding shortly thereafter.
“After I take my last visit, a week after that I plan to commit,” he explained. “I don’t plan on cutting the list down again, I might, I don’t yet. But, after the visits I’m looking to commit a week later or maybe two.”