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.”