UF lands offensive lineman commit

Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 at 1:50 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7:47 p.m.

Florida coach Will Muschamp did something earlier this month that Urban Meyer did not do in his stay in Gainesville: land an Ohio recruit.

On Friday, he pulled it off again.

Two weeks after getting Cleveland linebacker Jerome Baker, the Gators picked up a verbal commitment from Cincinnati offensive lineman George Brown.

The 6-foot-6, 264-pound Rivals250 member chose UF over Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU and more than 50 other offers.

“I like everything about the school,” Brown said of Florida. “The campus is an amazing place. All the people there, not just coaches and players, they really care about you.

“And playing in the SEC is big. It's the best conference in the nation. You're playing against the best competition every week. That's just going to make me better and help me get ready for the NFL.”

The Gators now have nine members in their 2015 class. Baker and Brown will be the first Ohio recruits to sign with UF since DeShawn Wynn in 2002.

Verbal commitments are not binding until prospects sign their national letters of intent.

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