PHOTO: Kirby Smart Takes Helicopter To Visit Derrick Brown

    Kirby Smart hopped a helicopter ride to visit top recruit Derrick Brown. The new Georgia head coach is ahead of the recruiting game.

    January 28, 2016


    Kirby Smart hopped a helicopter ride to visit top recruit Derrick Brown.


    It was quite the whirlwind Thursday morning in the Derrick Brown recruitment saga.

    After a report from 247Sports’ Keith Niebuhr stating the 5-star defensive tackle was down to a top-three of Alabama, Tennessee and Auburn, Brown refuted that report with a tweet.

    And wouldn’t you expect Kirby Smart, who has become such a highly-respected recruiter, to contact Brown following that report to get Georgia back in the running.

    All of us would. But which genius could have predicted Smart would visit Brown moments within the 5-star recruit dismissing the idea the Bulldogs were eliminated from his list.

    Now, one more for you here, who could have guessed Smart would channel his inner Nick Saban and take a helicopter to Lanier High School to visit Brown?

    Obviously, the trip was probably already in the works, but timing is such a fickle variable. Smart has apparently mastered the recruiting equation.

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