Trenton Brown: JC offensive lineman de-commits from UGA

JC offensive lineman Trenton Brown has officially de-committed from UGA.

The move did not come as a surprise for UGA, as Brown had been hinting at it for a couple of weeks. Two recruiting websites, ESPN and 247sports, went ahead and removed Brown’s name from the list of UGA’s 2013 commitments last week.

On Wednesday, Brown’s coach at Georgia Military junior college said the 6-foot-8, 360-pounder had informed UGA’s coaches last week that he was opening back up his recruitment, according to the Athens Banner-Herald’s Marc Weiszer:

“From what he told me, he felt like he wasn’t shot straight with what their plans for him were,” Bert Williams said. “I can tell (Brown and his father) were kind of upset with things as far as what they anticipated him playing.”

Brown wanted to play offensive tackle, but was worried that UGA might play him at guard.

The Bulldogs now have 27 commitments for its 2013 class, including four offensive linemen. The Bulldogs will likely sign at least one more. Brown is now looking at Florida, Texas A&M, Arizona State, Ole Miss and UGA, according to the report. Brown told ESPN, even before he de-committed from UGA, that Florida is his leader.

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sam

September 26th, 2012
10:56 pm

No surprise…..not a good fit with attitude. Let’s move on.

SimpleDawg

September 26th, 2012
11:08 pm

Oh well….check your options…..see what’s out there…..hopefully you have other options.

FAN

September 26th, 2012
11:09 pm

The kid wants to be an OT weighing 360 and the coaches like many others would prefer him at OG. The kid is too big to play OT effectively. I mean I love that cordy glenn slid over to play tackle last year but he wasn’t good at that position because he was so big and this kid out weighs cordy by 30 pounds. He might be a tackle in the SEC and be good in run support but he’ll get whipped in pass protection. I’d rather have a 300lb tackle than one that is better fit for the inside or at nose tackle. GO DAWGS!!!!!!

Tampa Gator

September 26th, 2012
11:14 pm

@Sam…..

I don’t think this is about Brown’s attitude, but more about being told one thing by the Georgia coaches and then hearing about what the Georgia coaches were telling Tunsil. One did not match the other. So I fail to understand why the issue is with this kid. He simply lost the trust factor with the Georgia coaches, which is critical for the recruitment of a player. Obviously, the Georgia coaches value Tunsil over Brown, but now Brown is gone and Tunsil is leaning heavily towards Bama from what I am hearing. Georgia could end up losing both now. And I hear Brown is very interested in Florida, but Tyler Moore’s commitment to the Gators last week might lead Brown elsewhere now, since Moore will join Garcia to give the Gators two very talented OL transfers next year to back up Humphries and Green at the tackles.

SM9

September 26th, 2012
11:15 pm

Everybody knows which offensive lineman UGA is going for.

Tampa Gator

September 26th, 2012
11:18 pm

Fan…..

The kid is good enough to play OT for Georgia or any other team. He is very athletic, and their are plenty of very big OTs playing in the NFL.

Special K

September 26th, 2012
11:21 pm

Word is Henry and Tunsil want to play togehter so who knows at this point.

Joe

September 26th, 2012
11:21 pm

Hey fan, just an FYI, Cordy Glenn is the early leader for NFL offensive ROTY as a starting LEFT TACKLE for the Bills. He is dominating. If Brown wants to play tackle, good for him. It’s just incredibly ironic that in a day-in-time with guys like Saban and Meyer out there that Mark Richt is being accused of being untruthful.

The Factor

September 26th, 2012
11:21 pm

Thank you, you frigging pinhead tampa gator. As if we give a shi- about your opinion. I wish the kid good luck. I’m sure you have the gators winninng the next 5 NC.

Special K

September 26th, 2012
11:21 pm

Together that is.

NewDog

September 26th, 2012
11:24 pm

no big deal—the dogs are loaded at that position—he’s too light anyway. The dogs need 300 lb. types not 235 lbs.

Tampa Gator

September 26th, 2012
11:25 pm

The Factor…..

Frankly, I could care less if you value my opinion or not. But the difference between me and you is that I can post my opinion without acting like a total,……and….no….I doubt the Gators will do that. But I am sure you think the Dawgs will and have since 1980.

Tampa Gator

September 26th, 2012
11:28 pm

Special K…..

A Gainesville reporter asked Tunsil that question….and he just laughed at the idea. But most likely right now….both Henry and Tunsil….will be playing for Saban….not Richt…next year. That is the word out of Lake City lately, Bama is the team right now to beat….and Tunsil seems totally sold on the Bama coaches developing him for the NFL.

The Factor

September 26th, 2012
11:29 pm

@Tampa gator,

The fact is, we don’t give a rats back side what UF’s offensive line will look like next year. Did you read the article?

Vance Duly

September 26th, 2012
11:29 pm

@NewDog: The article is wrong — he’s more like 335, not 235. Typo. I hope we have a few more linemen to be added to the current 2013 list – we always seem to run out of healthy, good OLs……. GO DAWGS!

Flo - Ri - Duh

September 26th, 2012
11:30 pm

Tampax Lizard – you ain’t heard squat. Tunsil said three days ago that he LOVES UGA andf his mother loves UGA. He is going to sign with the Dawgs – count on it. I expect Crowder to also go with UGA on signing day.

Gordon Ely-Kelso

September 26th, 2012
11:31 pm

INTERESTING….TELL ME MORE

Boston Dawg

September 26th, 2012
11:32 pm

You “could NOT care less”. Or even “couldn’t”. Saying you “could care less” doesn’t make any damn sense.

A fine Florida education.

Flo - Ri - Duh

September 26th, 2012
11:33 pm

All of UGA’s OL will be back next year and there should be six OL in this class. Rivals rates Brown a 5.6 which is a low 3 star. None of that means anything except that opinions on vary widely.

Tampa Gator

September 26th, 2012
11:33 pm

Flo…..

Yes I have. Believe me, I have…..from people who know. He is a very heavy lean to Bama right now….but it doesn’t mean anything until he signs in February. And yes…he loves the Georgia coaches….but he likes the actual OL coaching at Bama a lot more….and the kid has one goal….to play in the NFL….and he has told people that the best place to learn how to do that is….Bama.

Cock of Gibraltar

September 26th, 2012
11:35 pm

Gee. Wonder if they told him he could play basketball, too?

The Factor

September 26th, 2012
11:37 pm

Sorry TG. a little crankie tonite. Heading to bed.

Tampa Gator

September 26th, 2012
11:39 pm

Boston……

I still could care less……on a sports blog.

dawgster

September 26th, 2012
11:44 pm

@Tampagator..here’s the facts…Brown was told by the dawg coaches that the best five would play…period…he didn’t like the answer, cause unlike some others, no promises were made that he would or would not play tackle…he didn’t like that answer, so.he is opening things back up…The dawgs feel pretty comfortable from people I know regarding there Future commits on the OL….That’s why our coaches would not make a promise to which position he would play…and yea the dawgs would still take him..hevis using the excuse that Georgia told him he would be shifted to OF….but he was never told that…only that the best five would play, and his coach at GMC will and has confirmed that…just thought you might want some additional info…

dawgster

September 26th, 2012
11:45 pm

Crap no edit button…above should read OG, not OF…

Mr. Dawg

September 27th, 2012
12:02 am

The kid weighs around 330 plus. So the weight listed here is incorrect. No offensive guard is 6-8. I don’t know what the story is here. But if the Bulldogs have lost interest at this point it probably has to do with either grades or physical condition. Richt doesn’t give up on the players he really and truly wants.

dawgster

September 27th, 2012
12:07 am

@Tampagator…very strange that your sources are saying just the opposite than what I’m hearing….but I guess we will see…the only thing I can add is that the dawg coaches ate pretty comfortable on where they are at…but heck who really knows…Did I mention Mom…that might be your clue…for what its worth..well enough for tonight, only time will tell…good night TampaG….go dawgs..oh and by the way, the gators don’t look too bad..QB is playing well…if he keeps it up, gators will be hard to handle…

prison mike

September 27th, 2012
12:11 am

Bama and UF are nothing but caps to put on the table. Think Malcolm Mitchell and Jordan Jenkins. It’s no way Georgia would let Brown leave without assurances from Tunsil.

Buzz2011

September 27th, 2012
12:12 am

What a shame!! The kid was only a 4 star and the Dawgs lust for 6 star kids that run fast.
It matters little if they have any intellect at all..Secondly, they already have 50 commits.

dawgster

September 27th, 2012
12:13 am

@Mr Dawg…the young man was told that the best five would play..the only.promise made to him…he doesn’t want chance being moved to guard, so other programs are promisding the tackle position…the coaches are real close with the GMC staff, so they know the young man’s abilities pretty well…no lies were told to him, just no promises…hope you can see where I’m going with this and why the coaches feel pretty good in their situation right now…go dawgs

dawgster

September 27th, 2012
12:16 am

@prison mike…bingo…

Jersey Dawg

September 27th, 2012
12:27 am

First Win the SEC east,then the SEC followed by a Bowl Game Win…
Then we can worry about Committments who should be waiting on the doorstep to play for a great Program and a Great Coach….
Sometime I wonder if these De-Committs know what the word means….

FL Jacket

September 27th, 2012
12:28 am

Ahhh…the land of SEC

Rednecks accusing other Rednecks…of being Rednecks

FL Jacket

September 27th, 2012
12:28 am

nhgamecock

September 27th, 2012
1:03 am

Well its not the end of the world people. Still enough time to get another OL.

Dawg-Gawn

September 27th, 2012
1:24 am

Tunsil likes both Alabama and UGA and has them both rated as equal, in terms of playing at the next level.

The difference that Tunsil pointed out between the two schools was that Alabama was serious about (Tunsil’s words) “getting after it” and respected that, he then acknowledged that UGA “gets after it too, but UGA has more fun, like a family, while getting after it” (his words) Alabama seemed rigid! (I personally heard him make this statement)

Seems, Laremy Tunsil likes to have fun and even stated that one of his favorite cartoon characters was actually Sponge-Bob Square Pants! (I am not making this up) This is why he was favoring UGA over Bama at the time. Leaning toward UGA, no matter what Derrick Henry says.

FSU tried to jumped back into the race for Tunsil talking him into a visit this past weekend to attend the Clemson game but for some reason Tunsil was a no-show!??? (not sure what this means… could be Saban putting his foot down)

A lot of b/s coming out of Tuscaloosa, the coaches have been mailing 2014 recruit TE Milan Richards (Herschel’s nephew) photo’s of their Crystal football & Mark Ingram holding his Heisman Trophy… like these photo’s would make a difference! CRAZY!

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smith

September 27th, 2012
1:36 am

UGA folks, your thoughts on Tunsil are very wrong. There are 2 teams added in to this disscusion and UGA may very well be 3rd. He knows better coaching lies at bama and 1 other but PT is at UGA as they are in a world of hurt at the position. The lies told to brown have been noted and could effect this decision. Yes he and Henry have talked and that adds to the sexy at Bama but OL performance means more and UGA has coaching question marks. There are several other factors going into all this but UGA is not helping themselves here. Doesnt mean he wont end up at UGA but not as of today. Everyone wants to have fun but not at the cost of poor coaching and losing $ in the draft so it is obvious to some. Also Bama looks to be down a bit in OL recruiting which LT knows and he has a chance to start very early. Had UGA not flat out lied to Brown and tried to sell LT on it things might be different but they are not. Folks can believe what they want but unless it is directly from LT or his family it is questionable right now. Even then he really has alot to think about and could go many different directions. Just that simple. Ther is also a another possible decent OL pros[ect interested in UGA but too early to tell he is falling into the “we lost Brown and LT starts to fade even more guy”.
Believe what you want folks! enjoy

smithathletics

September 27th, 2012
1:44 am

dawgster you are being sold up the river my man. Sorry, but let that source go brother.

glory between the hedges

September 27th, 2012
2:01 am

How many times is tampa gator going to say a recruit is leaning toward one school and ends up going to another? Oh well keep doing it. Your our lucky charm gator.

smithathletics

September 27th, 2012
2:06 am

and BTW Trenton is about 6′8″ 375 for the guy who said he was to small LOL.

smithathletics

September 27th, 2012
2:08 am

and wait till you see what position he plays…some coaches know how to evaluate others don’t

Dawg-Gawn

September 27th, 2012
2:21 am

SEC rushing Stats through 4 games:

#1 Todd Gurley Fr – Att 44 – yds 406 – Avg. 9.23 – TD 6 – Att/G 11.00 – yds/G 101.50
#14 Keith Marshall Fr – Att 42 – yds 264 – Avg. 6.29 – TD 3 – Att/G 10.50 – yds/G 66
#15 T. J. Yeldon Fr – Att 40 – yds 254 – Avg. 6.35 – TD 2 – Att/G 10.00 – yds/G 63.50
# 17 Eddie Lacy Jr – Att 45 – yds 232 – Avg. 5.16 – TD 6 – Att/G 11.25 – yds/G 58.00

These stats show UGA’s OL coach Will Friend, is actually out coaching Bama’s OL coach!

smithathletics

September 27th, 2012
4:24 am

No, it shows UGA has played 2 run defenses ranked 113th and 119th in the country with the other 2 no much better after 4 weeks. Stats only matter when you play someone who is capable. Any SEC school would have those numbers playing that bad of a run defense…TRY AGAIN. LOL nice try though!

smithathletics

September 27th, 2012
4:25 am

And BTW dont ever confuse Friend as a good coach again, you know better hell everyone knows better.

smithathletics

September 27th, 2012
5:07 am

You want stats? or in this case reality…

@Buffalo – 113th in Run D, 89th after last week conf game
team-227
Gurly-100

@FAU – 119th in Run D, now 120th
team-328
Gurly-111

@Vandy – 103rd Run D
team-302
Gurly-130

Then…a solid but not good D (B12 Defense)…….

@Mizzou – 34th ranked Run D
team-113
Gurly-65

Truth

September 27th, 2012
5:24 am

Georgia coach Friend played at Bama. Why would Tunsil think there would be any difference between being coached at Bama or being coached by a guy who played at Bama and runs their blocking schemes?

harleyman

September 27th, 2012
5:29 am

Ain’t no I in TEAM. See ya.

Stinger 2

September 27th, 2012
5:31 am

If the kid wants to be chosy about where he plays, let him go. Better off without a potential problem player who is so self concerned. UGA has or can get someone
else and will be better without Brown. I`m a GT fan but I like UGA too.

cmon man

September 27th, 2012
5:59 am

@smithathletics you talk down on the teams uga had played but please break down bamas first 4 games. Lets see mich, western ky, ark and fau i guess those teamd are bcs contenders now huh?

gomdawg

September 27th, 2012
6:08 am

You go to a College and let the Coach put you where they think you best fit in our program. Also it will help you get to the big league after College. If he thinks a coach is going to say ok you play guard, then that Coach does not have your interest in mine, he is telling you what you want to here.