The No. 2-ranked recruiting class in the nation added another big name on Friday as three-star offensive lineman Trenton Brown (Milledgeville, GA), a junior college transfer, pledged to play for the Florida Gators in 2013.
At 6’8” and 350 lbs., Brown is a massive offensive lineman who will be able to enroll early at Florida as he is graduating from Georgia Military College in Dec. 2012.
He chose UF over Florida State and Oklahoma and will be in the mix right away at the tackle position, likely on the left side of the line.
Brown is a huge addition to the Gators’ offensive line – literally and figuratively. He adds quality depth to a unit that was depleted of talent and experience just two seasons ago.
He will be one of five players added to active duty on the line next year, joining junior Max Garcia (a transfer out of Maryland who took a redshirt in 2012), four-star Tyler Moore (a member of the 2011 class who played for Nebraska but spent 2012 at a community college) and 2013 commitments three-stars Cameron Dillard (Canton, MI) and Octavius Jackson (Moultrie, GA).
Brown originally committed to Georgia in August but took an official visit to Florida on Aug. 31 and soon after named the Gators his leader. He continued taking visits and meeting with coaches, though a visit from head coach Will Muschamp on Dec. 4 likely sealed the deal for the JUCO transfer.
He is officially the 22nd member of Florida’s 2013 class and plans to sign on Dec. 19. Moore’s transfer from a community college without a football team does not count against the Gators’ numbers for this recruiting cycle.
Brown announced his commitment via Twitter early Sunday morning with the following statement: “Gator Chompin’ #GatorNation join me Oh and add me to that #1 recruiting class.” He later confirmed his decision first to ESPN.