When Chester Brown (pictured left, UGASports.com) arrived in Athens, GA last Friday night he was an under-the-radar guy that had very few scholarship offers. He also had never been to another football camp.
By the time Dawg Night was over, Brown had gotten a scholarship from the Unviersity of Georgia. Earlier today, he decided to officially become a Dawg.
When told he was being offered a scholarship, Brown reacted in a very emotional way.
“I broke down into tears,” he said of the offer to play football in college in lieu of paying for an education. “Coming from my family – it is hard. We've had hard times. It was going to be hard for us to pay for college, so I felt like this a big burden taken off of my family.” (as told to Dean Legge, Dawg Post)
It was definitely a great day for a guy who could become the first Samoan to ever play for the Bulldogs.
There isn’t a whole lot of footage on Brown, so we will have to accept what the coaches thought about him. He stands at 6’5”, 323 pounds and is a guard for Baldwell Institute in Hinesville, GA.
Brown comes from a good family, which becomes evident when you realize that he didn’t talk to any member of his immediate family because he was helping with his uncle’s ministry outreach.
Brown is the sixth commitment Georgia has receiver since Dawg Night. As more reports come out on Brown, I’ll be sure to keep people updated so they know what to expect. From what I understand he did look very good in one-on-one drills and held his own compared to John Theus, the top offensive tackle in the country.