Buford High School player Derrian Brown is tackled by Tucker High School player Lucius Chitty during the 2018 MetroPCS Corky Kell Classic at Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta GA Friday, August 17, 2018. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

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Texas running back signee Derrian Brown hospitalized

Posted January 31st, 2019

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Buford High School (Ga.) released a statement regarding four-star running back Derrian Brown, who signed with the Longhorns in December. Buford is reporting that Brown underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain on Thursday. The 5-foot-11, 188-pound prospect picked Texas over 29 other offers and was one of two players from Georgia to sign with Texas in the 2019 cycle.

Brown is the only running back signed with Texas in the 2019 class, which ranks third in the nation. Brown is the No. 12-ranked running back in the cycle and a top-220 national player. He’s set to enroll in the summer.

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