According to the principal at Buford High School in Georgia, Texas Longhorns running back signee Derrian Brown was recently hospitalized because of an undisclosed medical situation:
An update on Derrian Brown. pic.twitter.com/tbAEgIVpKK— Buford High School (@BufordHS) January 31, 2019
At this time, there isn’t any further information available publicly about Brown’s medical situation, but he did send out the following tweet on Wednesday:
Dang... I really miss being on the field right now. Just watching highlights has me reminiscing of all the great times I had. #moretocometho ⏳ pic.twitter.com/DCBNYYbtRV— Derrian Brown ® (@BrownDerrian) January 31, 2019
A 5’11, 188-pounder, Brown signed with the Longhorns in December following a breakout senior season, his first as a full-time starter. A consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 220 player nationally, the No. 12 running back, and the No. 23 player in Georgia, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Brown is the only running back in the 2019 Texas recruiting class.
Update (Friday 1:25 p.m. Central): Derrian Brown’s father provided a brief update on his son in the early hours of Friday:
This Derrian Dad, I want to thank all for love and support and the prayers, they seem to be working, Im staying positive but I think we getting on the up side of things.. plz don't stop the prayers, we are still in need of them plz Thanks in Advance— Derrick Brown (@Derrick12468175) February 1, 2019
Update (Friday (10:00 p.m. Central): In light of the GoFundMe campaign for Derrian Brown that is out there now, I reached out to Texas compliance to see if there are ways for Longhorns fans to donate to the Brown family for medical expenses and was told that compliance is working with the NCAA on that. So stay tuned there.