Trenton Brown: Ex-UGA football recruit will be playing for archrival Florida Gators

One of UGA’s former recruits will be playing for the archrival Florida Gators.

Trenton Brown, a 6-foot-8, 350-pound offensive lineman from Georgia Military junior college, revealed that he had committed to Florida over Oklahoma and Florida State this weekend. Brown had been secretly pledged to the Gators for a while, and finally went public on Sunday.

Florida landed ex-UGA OL recruit (AP)

Florida landed ex-UGA OL recruit (AP)

“It was because Florida’s faithfulness, and them being here with me throughout the whole process, even when I was committed to Georgia,” Brown told the AJC. “They’ve been with me since day one. They were the most faithful.”

UGA and Brown had a tumultuous recruiting relationship. He originally committed to the Bulldogs in August, but began to waiver after Brown said Florida’s coaches let him know that another recruit (5-star OL Laremy Tunsil) talked to UGA’s coaches and said Brown might be playing offensive guard there. (Note: Tunsil is being recruited by UGA to play tackle)

Brown aspires to play offensive tackle, and eventually de-committed from UGA after not getting the answers he wanted from the Bulldogs.

“There are no regrets about Georgia,” Brown said. “I still feel the same about the coaches. I like the coaches there. I just had to go a different route. I want a chance to play tackle.”

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Brown said he was contacted by UGA’s coaches twice after he de-committed in October. “They tried to get the ball back rolling. They tried to set up a visit, but they never followed up with the call the next week (to set the date).”

How good is Brown? “He’s pretty darn good,” GMC coach Bert Williams said. “He reminds me in a lot of ways of (former UGA standout) Bernard Williams, who was a first-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles when I was a graduate assistant there in 1992. Trenton has the same ability on the edge to get out there and be a very effective run blocker. He’s got good speed, great length, good punch, and he can bend and move well. He’s a more physical player than Bernard was, and he has the same general level of athleticism. I think he has the chance to be a great offensive tackle if he continues to work his craft and do the things he needs to improve his game.”

Brown expects to graduate from GMC later this month and enroll at Florida in January.

UGA, which has 30 commits for 2013, has had five de-commitments in this class:

  • 5-star RB Derrick Henry of Yulee, Fla., committed to UGA two summers ago, remained loyal to the Bulldogs for a year, and now is pledged to Alabama.
  • WR Kyrin Priester of Brookwood High School committed to UGA last April but re-opened his recruiting a few months later because he felt like he “rushed” his decision. Priester is now pledged to NC State.
  • RB-WR Tramel Terry of Goose Creek, S.C., committed to UGA, then de-committed, then pledged again to the Bulldogs, then heavily considered flipping to Clemson over the last month before finally settling on UGA last week.
  • DB Steven Nelson of Warner Robines (now playing for California JC) committed to UGA last February and de-committed from the Bulldogs last month after not hearing much from them. Nelson is undecided.

Also, DT Kelsey Griffin of Mill Creek High School sat in front of TV cameras and publicly committed to UGA in September, but then said later the same day that it was not accepted by the Bulldogs. He is now pledged to South Carolina.

UGA has also picked up one de-commitment, too: Brendan Langley, a DB from Kell High School, switched from South Carolina to UGA last month.

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104 comments Add your comment

Hollywood Hogan

December 10th, 2012
1:02 am

Dawg boi

December 10th, 2012
1:23 am

Dear Trenton: Come to Georgia and play tight end for me.

XOXOX Mike Bobo, soon to be Southern miss coach

The Ghost of Tim Worley

December 10th, 2012
1:40 am

The dude is at Georgia Military, so obviously he’s not too bright.

Lonnie

December 10th, 2012
2:30 am

Trenton’s a good kid and he made a decision! We tend to be real honest with kids @ UGA and it costs us sometimes! Coach Friend could have easily said you will compete @ tackle. I talked to Trenton @ G-day and he was enthused about possibly being a dawg! I will say though that the starting left tackle for the Bills Cordy Glenn was a guard for 2+ years. Although we don’t recruit quantity @ o-line (and I think we should) we develop well and send guys to the pros because we cross train. Multiple positions makes you versatile!!!!

Skint

December 10th, 2012
3:00 am

I hope we have a backup plan if Tunsil doesn’t come. Trent is a better prospect than any of our committed guys.

slydog

December 10th, 2012
5:02 am

Richt’s gonna have to learn how to tell some of this naive kids what they want to hear, let them practice at their “position” a few times, let them fall behind, and then move them to where you wanted them in the first place. He is simply to big and immobile to play offensive tackle. He just wants to get NFL “offensive tackle” money. Furthermore, doesn’t he understand that JC players are behind even the underclassmen when it comes to learning a team’s system. SMDH

slydog

December 10th, 2012
5:07 am

@The Ghost of Tim Worley
December 10th, 2012
1:40 am

“The dude is at Georgia Military, so obviously he’s not too bright.”

Or he could have a lazy mind and lazy “book” study habits. Your opinion on the matter shows you are not that bright yourself. According to your logic, bad grades in school equals a slow-witted person. Think sometimes before you write; Bright people do all the time.

Toddg

December 10th, 2012
5:37 am

@slydog
December 10th, 2012
5:07 am
Following a semicolon, the letter “b” in the word “bright” should not be capitalized.

SickandTired

December 10th, 2012
5:54 am

It appears that the insults the mongrel dogs level at Nick Saban are bubbling to the surface over there in Athens in that they too will lie

M

December 10th, 2012
6:21 am

hey sickandtired: does not say we lied, Did not tell him what he wanted to hear is NOT lying, unlike mr satan does- he WOULD have lied to get him there, THEN changed. So we were honest with him.

Baloneyismyfirstname!

December 10th, 2012
6:22 am

Grammar checking? Really?

JB

December 10th, 2012
7:03 am

Muschamp learned a lot from Saban. Lying to recruits was lesson 101 from Saban. Richt’s approach is, We want you, here’s your offer, but if it ain’t for you, Best of luck to you.

UGA Dawg91

December 10th, 2012
7:15 am

I think this kid is making a huge mistake. UGA cross trains their OL to play multiple positions. As someone mentioned, Cordy Glenn, who’s starting at LT for th Bills, played guard his first 2 years. Gates, this year’s starting LT, played guard his first 2 years. He even played RG and LG in the games this year. Versatility is going to give them a greater chance to make the next level.

If he was the best tackle, I think he would have gotten that chance to prove it. How can you believe what coaches on a rival team tells you another prospect told them? If he wanted to go to Florida, just say that. Real fans are still going to wish you well except 1 Oct a year. Personally, I don’t see him playing tackle at Florida with the guys they have at that position.

GT = 11 time loser to Mark Richt

December 10th, 2012
7:20 am

The kid thought he should be handed a starting job at tackle. Good luck with that at Florida.

Spike

December 10th, 2012
7:25 am

Enjoy Boom and his f bombs!

El Leg H U M P E R O

December 10th, 2012
7:50 am

JB

December 10th, 2012
7:03 am

Muschamp learned a lot from Saban. Lying to recruits was lesson 101 from Saban. Richt’s approach is, We want you, here’s your offer, but if it ain’t for you, Best of luck to you.

Richt to Cam Newton: Come on son, play for a SEC and National Championship. We want you to be our starting Tight End.

JUNKYARD DAWG

December 10th, 2012
8:00 am

Dont let the door split your azz leaving son. I’m going to enjoy kicking Muschumps azz for the third year in a row. SIC EM DAWGS!!!

Nancy in Siloam

December 10th, 2012
8:02 am

Brown made a wise decision that speaks volumes about his intelligence. At Florida, he’ll get a real education and the opportunity to play for a championship-caliber team with great coaching. He would have gotten none of this in Athens.

Ernst Blofeld

December 10th, 2012
8:07 am

Cornhuskers 45, Leghumpers 13

A nice long humiliating drive home from Orlando for the losing dwags.

DawgByte

December 10th, 2012
8:31 am

Stupid mistake by the UGA coaching staff to let Gator coaches provide him with false information. I’ve seen film of Trenton Brown and he’d make an excellent tackle for OL. Dumb, dumb and more dumb!

Dawggie

December 10th, 2012
8:36 am

At his size he sure is big to play tackle. I wonder what he could do at the nose position? Size, strengh and athleticism that is being mentioned. Sounds just like J. Jenkins, T. Cody and J. Geathers

GTDog

December 10th, 2012
8:39 am

I would have liked to have gotten him to Athens, but you can’t blame his reasoning. UGA needs guards more than tackles right now, and the kid wants to play tackle.

And Nancy…..be nice. Florida’s educational and championship capabilities are no greater than Georgia’s at this point in time, and ya know it….

Vince

December 10th, 2012
8:40 am

Nancy in Siloam—-You are a complete Moron.

GTDog

December 10th, 2012
8:43 am

I don’t think the UF coaches gave him false info. Sounds to me like they pointed out there was a chance UGA would want to try him at guard, and UGA confirmed that. That’s just part of recruiting.

Interesting idea in the next post…..NT. That sounds a little scary, big athletic guy like that. Wonder if he’s got a defensive mentality?

bubba4dawgs

December 10th, 2012
8:52 am

I love reading the “bonehead’s” comments correcting someone’s grammar. Poor guys, they landed wrong when they fell off a turnip truck.

GoBigDog

December 10th, 2012
8:59 am

Trenton Brown read UGA’s coaches correctly. When UGA’s coaches didn’t make the follow-up call to “set the visit date,” the real message was that UGA has limited space and wants to concentrate on recruiting a higher rated prospect. If space is available, look for UGA to try to fill that OG slot with Tyrone Crowder.

El Leg H U M P E R O

December 10th, 2012
9:00 am

GTDog, Championship capabilities you might be right with your comment, but UF has been in the American Association of Universities since 1985 of which the only other SEC schools that have qualified are Missou, Texas A&M and Vandy. GT was only recently invited to join and UGA has yet to receive an invatation.

GTDog

December 10th, 2012
9:02 am

I know Bubba…..I suppose some folks need a few small victories somewhere. Sometimes I’ll make errors just to get them excited….

El Leg H U M P E R O

December 10th, 2012
9:02 am

GoBigDog who has the higher rated class?

Jam Kents ghost

December 10th, 2012
9:03 am

Nancy is correct.

GTDog

December 10th, 2012
9:04 am

Okay Humper, you obviously got me. What was your major at UF?

GTDog

December 10th, 2012
9:04 am

Okay Humper, you obviously got me. What was your major at UF?

BG

December 10th, 2012
9:07 am

Trenton Brown needs to lose about 60lbs. UGA backed off on him for this reason.

El Leg H U M P E R O

December 10th, 2012
9:10 am

Marketing GTDog and I did not intend for my reply to be insulting, but informative.

BKbroila

December 10th, 2012
9:13 am

Hate to tell you this, but this kid was probably going to be a NG at UGA…a 350lb space eater…He would have been another Cordy Glenn at UGA. Potential at guard, but having absolutely no business playing the OT position…That was UGA’s full intention when they attempted to sign Chester Brown a couple years ago, the OL out of Hinesville that couldn’t enroll at UGA bc of a citizenship issue…well, he is a RFresh on the D-Line…UGA needs to get another 360 pounder and quick…we see how bad the 3-4 was with Abry Jones and DeAngelo Tyson in the Middle…

El Leg H U M P E R O

December 10th, 2012
9:13 am

The reality here is though that maybe 1% of athletes transfering from a JC look at the schools academics; this kid is here to play football and I would agree he would be an interesting project at NT, but he just does not have that DL look to him.

El Leg H U M P E R O

December 10th, 2012
9:13 am

The reality here is though that maybe 1% of athletes transfering from a JC look at the schools academics; this kid is here to play football and I would agree he would be an interesting project at NT, but he just does not have that DL look to him.

BKbroila

December 10th, 2012
9:15 am

I didn’t mean Cordy Glenn, Meant Justin Anderson….Cordy was a fine tackle

GTDog

December 10th, 2012
9:19 am

I have to apologize Humper, I’ve just seen too many trolls on here lately. I was thinking exactly like you on the 1% deal. As amatter of fact, was discussing that with a friend yesterday.

Marketing eh? Had to take a marketing class once, loved it!

Bulldawger

December 10th, 2012
9:38 am

Have fun playing guard or backup tackle at UF. Maybe he should look at who they’ve recruited the last few years.

mgdawg

December 10th, 2012
9:53 am

It makes me laugh how these kids talk about coaches being faithful when the kids aren’t faithful.

megamicro

December 10th, 2012
10:20 am

Florida is rising, Georgia is a roller coaster…go Gators…

DownInAlbany

December 10th, 2012
10:24 am

Watched the kid play in highschool. IF his attitude and work ethic have not improved, I’m glad he’s not going to be a Dawg. 6′8′ and 350 does not a man make.

DawginLex

December 10th, 2012
10:36 am

They were the most faithful?

BULL

They promised you a starting spot and you believed them. Once you get there and have to compete to start, what will you be saying then?

“The Georgia coaches were straight with me saying I would have to compete for a starting spot. Why did the Florida coaches promise me a spot and now I have to win the spot?”

RHall55

December 10th, 2012
10:43 am

A mistake here on CWF’s part…of all the positions we need, OL is the most critical and he is doing the worst job of supplying that…wanna win NC’s….do it with your OL!!!

DawginLex

December 10th, 2012
10:54 am

RHall

Will Friend has the entire line retunring next year and is doing a great job. Did you not watch the games this year? The line is going to be the strength of the team the next 2 years. Kublanow is a truck and Cardiello is up to 300 pounds. If we get Tunsil, we will be stockpiled and kids that we were drooling over 2 years ago won’t be sniffing any playing time. And the kids are being coached up big time. Stacy Searles was and still is a joke. Friend is doing a great job and we are lucky to have him

DawginLex

December 10th, 2012
10:55 am

And just how is being honest with a kid and telling him he has to earn his spot a mistake?

TDawg

December 10th, 2012
11:00 am

Kid, please stop the lying. Boo the F hoo. You had no intention of coming to UGA. You’ve been secretly committed to Florida for a while, so that tells me you’re haven’t been, dare I say it? Truthful with the UGA. Well duh! Of course you haven’t. It just OK if you lie. Take your whinny, crybaby, pompus rearend, poor wittle hurt feelings down da road. Jeez you make me want to barf.

ga gator

December 10th, 2012
11:03 am

Agree with your 10:55 post Lexie. Muschamp has not lied to the kid either, only promised him he would get a shot at tackle. Personally I think he will be too slow to handle modern pass rushing DE/OLB’s and would be better suited at OG or NT on defense. Both teams are going to have a ton of depth on the OL and should make us proud.

DawginLex

December 10th, 2012
11:08 am

And for those worried about nose tackle next year at UGA-Johnathon Taylor is up to 330 pounds and is doing quite well on the scout team while redshirting. He will be our next John Jenkins. If Kwame decides to come back, no dropoff at all in 2013