Brown sets decision date

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George Brown is ranked the nation's No. 13 offensive tackle and 118th overall prospect by Rivals. (Photo by Rivals)

Rivals250 offensive tackle George Brown is five months away from making his verbal commitment.

The 6-foot-6, 261-pounder from Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods revealed Thursday that he will announce his decision on Oct. 28.

“It’s a birthday present to myself,” he said. “It will be a special day for me.”

Brown has garnered more than 50 scholarship offers and will put together his top 15 before the fall.

He’s already made several visits in his recruitment and plans to take additional trips over the next few months.

“I’m looking to go visit a few more schools that I haven’t visited and make return visits to some schools,” Brown said.

One of the schools he’ll see again is Florida. Brown visited UF last summer and went to the Tennessee game.

“I will definitely be back soon,” Brown said. “I’ve been talking with (offensive line) coach Mike Summers, and he also came up to my school.”

Brown’s family has a history with Summers. While coaching at Louisville in 2005, he recruited George’s older brother, offensive tackle Aaron Brown, who signed with Virginia Tech.

But Summers’ previous efforts have put him in the good graces of Brown’s father, George Sr.

“My dad and coach Summers have a good relationship,” Brown said.

Five-star prospects Byron Cowart and CeCe Jefferson could also help Florida’s chances with Brown. Most prognosticators expect the in-state defensive ends to eventually pick the Gators, and all three linemen want to attend the same school.

“It’s very serious,” Brown said of their package deal. “We are definitely real cool. We have been talking with each other since our sophomore year.”

12 COMMENTS

  1. Of course lets see if his commitment sticks… how many kids have we seen flip ? Especially after we go thru the gauntlet of schedule this season. I’m really hoping for the best.. Idaho- eastern michigan- kentucky-vandy-
    eastern kentucky….thats 5 winnable games… but what about the others?
    Could get dicey..

  2. It’s about more than just 1 OT guys:
    Five-star prospects Byron Cowart and CeCe Jefferson could also help Florida’s chances with Brown. Most prognosticators expect the in-state defensive ends to eventually pick the Gators, and all three linemen want to attend the same school.

    “It’s very serious,” Brown said of their package deal. “We are definitely real cool. We have been talking with each other since our sophomore year.”

    That’s a MONSTER 3 MAN PACKAGE!!!

  3. “and I have a good feeling he’ll like what he sees.”

    A good feeling, huh? Not quite as sure and cocky as previous posts it seems. Maybe now you are dealing with reality (and not looking at things from under the desk)…..

    It comes down to getting the players you want to fit into your system. As I have previously stated, the current staff may be able to bring in decent recruiting classes, but coaching them up is another animal altogether. Jury is still out my friend…….The early rerturns are mixed at best. That is what 4-8 does…..

  4. snowpring thomas is right 2015 recruiting especially OT recruiting should be the least of everyone’s concerns. Unless Muschamp somehow figures things out our recruiting will be taking a big hit since Foley won’t fire him until after the year. Also yes the top O-Lineman play – this guy is 260 pounds- that is ilght even for high school.

  5. Really Mushmouth? Reaching much. Does “I have a good feeling he’ll like what he sees” sound like I’m worried or changing my attitude to anyone else? Here let me make it clear to you MUshmouth. I’m not, I believe at least 10 wins is what we get next year AND I believe one of them is an upset in Tuscaloosa. Your comment shows a lack of substance and merit.

  6. Mushmouth – I believe Roper and Summers have proven they can coach; so, how you question their ability to develop players is ignorance or pure stupidity.

    Snowprint, really? No linemen play as freshmen? Seems that I recall many playing and even starting as freshman. Humpheries is a prime example. Moore played as a freshman at Nebraska. UF has played several during their freshmen year.

  7. “I believe Roper and Summers have proven they can coach; so, how you question their ability to develop players is ignorance or pure stupidity.”

    I see the cup of Kool Aid has been passed around. Yes, Roper and Summers have had some success at previous stops. BUT, they have not proven anything HERE as of yet. Ignorance and stupididty huh? The only thing I have said is that is is too early to tell anything – not even one game has been played. Keep drinking up my friends……..