Florida running back signee Mack Brown wants to clear something up. Those rumors about his grades being an issue are just that — rumors.
A Rivals.com site suggested the former Lithonia, Ga., Martin Luther King athlete might still have an academic issue. But Brown told The Sun he has fully qualified to enroll at Florida for Summer B. He is expected to report to campus on June 22.
“I qualified,” Brown said. “Where is everybody getting that from?”
Brown later said that his high school grades were “not at all” a problem and that he graduated on May 22. He also retook his standardized test in March and could take another in June if he needs to.
Brown was hampered by a hamstring injury for most of this high school career, but rushed for 1,712 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior. Brown recently told The Sun that while his hamstring wasn’t quite 100 percent, he was still able to run a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash.