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Ten@10: In Brown, McClendon, Dogs boast two rising stars in coaching

Bryan McClendon's best recruiting job may have been getting his good buddy and coaching protege Thomas Brown to return to UGA. (Photo from 247Sports.com)

Bryan McClendon’s best recruiting job may have been getting his good buddy and coaching protege Thomas Brown to return to UGA. (Photo from 247Sports.com)

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Today’s “Ten” highlights the relationship between Thomas Brown and Bryan McClendon and how their friendship has given Georgia two of the true young rising stars in coaching business on the same staff.

McClendon and Brown are close friends and McClendon actually made the first call to Brown at Wisconsin to gauge his interest for returning to Athens.

Brown’s willingness to do that has landed the Bulldogs’ two of the premier young recruiters in college football. Everybody around here knows about McClendon’s prowess as a recruiter. But Brown has been developing a similar reputation, especially in his short stint at Wisconsin.

After national signing day earlier this month, Brown was described as “the recruiting MVP of the Badgers’ coaching staff.” Brown was responsible for recruiting a couple of stars for their 2015 class. He’s credited for landing Arrington Farrar, a 4-star linebacker/safety out of Atlanta’s Woodward Academy, and Bradrick Shaw, a 4-star running back out of Alabama’s Hoover High, among others. And he got a 2016 commitment from 4-star running back Antonio Williams of New London, N.C.

Understandably, folks in Wisconsin are bemoaning Brown’s departure.

At Georgia, Brown’s recruiting territories will be Gwinnett County and Cobb County in the state of Georgia, South Florida, Maryland and Virginia.

Be sure to check out the full Ten at 10 for other items on football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, golf and indoor track and field.


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