Four-Star DT Brown Awaits Florida-Miami Game

The Florida defensive line found a little push last Saturday but is still looking for more able bodies in the future. One that will be on his way in June of 2009 is Greensboro (FL) West Gadsden defensive tackle Gary Brown (6-3, 285).

Gary Brown was in attendance Saturday when the Gators played Hawaii to watch the new frenzied defensive line of the Gators sack the quarterback four times and stay in the backfield for most of the day. He is in utter anticipation for things to come his next weekend.

Brown was the second commitment for Florida in the class of 2009 and some say the best defensive player in the entire state of Florida. His 26 sacks as a junior are eye-popping. His eyes were wide open on Saturday, but he anticipates a lot better time this next weekend.

"I loved the game, it was a lot of fun," Brown said. "I loved everything, I just loved the atmosphere. To tell you the truth it was a great atmosphere because of the first game, but I can't wait till next weekend they say its going to be crazy with ESPN Game day and its a night game in the Swamp and its always the loudest at night.

Brown was there for the entire contest against Hawaii and in so made good friends with fellow Gator commitment and offensive guard Jon Halapio (6-3, 305). Brown really enjoyed getting to know Halapio at the game.

"We are getting close, he is a great person and real funny," brown said of Halapio. "He is smart and just a great person over all. We just talked about what we will be doing in college and having fun. We talked about conditioning and everything and getting adjusted to it."

Brown liked what he saw on the field. Florida uses a diversified front and Brown can see himself playing in a lot of the situations that were presented on Saturday.

"The defense got a lot of pressure," he said. "They played a three man line, but they played their defensive end at linebacker some. They played some six-technique and some five. They crashed in. They played three down line plus the ends that were linebackers and I liked that."

Brown came to the game with his uncle and will return next weekend with the same uncle. They both got to meet a lot of the coaches and players after the game on Saturday.

"I talked to a lot of the coaches," Brown said. "Coach Addazio, Heater, Meyer, Coach Strong, a lot of them. They just talked about the usual...keep my grades up and everything. I talked to quite a few players after the game...Brandon James, the Pouncey twins...I shook Tebow's hand, Omar Hunter, Troy Epps, Will Hill, a lot of them. I just ask them how it is at Florida. The linemen say it is fun because McCarney is a great coach and they can't wait to get me down there."


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