Derrian Brown was a four-star member of Texas’ 2019 recruiting class. Just days before National Signing Day, when he was set to officially become a future-Longhorn, he suffered a stroke and was hospitalized.
That horrible news was obviously a setback for Brown. It meant the end of his 2019 season before it even started, and has put his entire football career in jeopardy.
Just a week ahead of the 2019 season, Brown has gotten some good news, luckily. He’s enrolled at Texas, and while he isn’t part of the roster this fall, he will be with the program.
The Longhorns are set to welcome another member of the 2019 signing class this weekend. After running back signee Derrian Brown suffered a sudden stroke just days before National Signing Day, the former four-star prospect has been making significant progress on his road to recovery, and is expected to move to Austin this weekend to officially begin the next chapter as a student athlete at Texas.
Sources told Horns247 that Brown is set to move to Austin Saturday and will get settled into his new home before the University of Texas starts the fall semester next week.
At Big 12 Media Days, head coach Tom Herman anticipated Brown enrolling and beginning his classwork. His future in football remains unclear, but Herman is optimistic that he’ll be able to play down the road.
While Herman “highly doubts” the chance of Brown being cleared to play any amount of football in 2019, he does anticipate a possibility that the running back will make his return to the gridiron in the future.
“After (the 2019 season), there’s a significant chance (for Brown to play football at Texas in the future).”
Hopefully he’ll begin the process to get back on the field in the future, but it is good that he has his scholarship and is with the team in a non-playing capacity now.