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Tom Herman: Texas RB signee Derrian Brown set to enroll, has ‘significant chance’ to play in 2020

On Tuesday, Tom Herman provided another tremendously positive update regarding Derrian Brown’s road to recovery following a stroke.


Just a few months after Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman noted positive progress regarding the recovery of four-star running back signee Derrian Brown, the Horns’ head man provided another tremendously encouraging update on Tuesday during Big 12 Media Days.

As noted by Burnt Orange Nation’s Wescott Eberts, Herman said that Brown, who was hospitalized just days before National Signing Day after suffering a stroke, which ultimately required a blood clot to be removed from his brain, will enroll at Texas just prior to the start of the school year. Furthermore, as far as football is concerned, Herman said that he “highly doubts” Brown will play in 2019, but added that he has a “significant chance” of suiting up for the Horns in 2020.

“Derrian is great,” Herman said. “His rehab is going stupendous. He is going to enroll right before classes start. Obviously, he won’t be a part of our 110-man roster during training camp, but once school starts, he’ll be on the team, going to class and continuing his rehab.”

A member of Herman’s 2019 class, Brown signed with Texas after amassing 1,897 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior.