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.
“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.”
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:
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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