Bradwell Institute offensive lineman Chester Brown has reportedly de-committed from the University of Georgia, according to news reports on ESPN and in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The 6-foot-5, 335-pound native Samoan, born Keka Alofa Brown, cited private and personal family issues as his reasons for his de-commitment.
Brown impressed coaches last summer when he attended Dawg Night and immediately received a scholarship offer from UGA. Brown verbally committed to UGA last July and even has a tattoo on his left forearm branding his commitment date.
Brown told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that he spoke with UGA head coach Mark Richt and assistant coach Tony Ball and kept them informed about his decision.
“When I told them about everything, about my personal reasons, they felt like this was the right decision for me to make – not because I’m leaving Georgia, but because of my family. People thought it was because of my SAT scores and my academics. No, no, no. My academics are good and everything. My SAT scores are good. It was due to personal family reasons that made me make the decision I made,” Brown is reported to have said.
Playing football at the collegiate level is not 100 percent out of the question for Brown, who told the AJC he still has offers from Syracuse and Tulane and is currently talking with the coaching staff at the University of Central Florida.
Brown could not be reached for comment.