Brown Aware Of Gator Changes

George Brown is one of the top recruits in the country in the class of 2015 with nearly 40 offers. He has consistently listed Florida as one of his favorites throughout the year. Do recent coaching changes impact his thoughts on the Gator program?

Cincinnati Winton Woods junior lineman George Brown is one of the top 2015 recruits in the country, and a player holding nearly 40 offers to date.

Brown, 6-foot-6, 255-pounds, is talented enough to play either offensive tackle or defensive end at the next level, and is being recruited at both positions.

Florida is one of the schools he visited earlier this season, and Brown has consistently listed the Gators as one of his favorites. Will the coaching changes to the Florida staff affect Brown at all?

"I spoke to George about this Sunday evening," George Brown Sr. told Scout.com. "He really liked Coach (Tim) Davis and I did too, but this is how these schools operate. I've been through the recruiting process when my older son (Aaron Brown) was recruited by several schools and signed with Virginia Tech."

"Coaches will be changing schools all the time, and I've always advised my sons to not fall in love with coaches, but to pick a school for the university," he continued. "Florida is still Florida, and will always be Florida. These recruits are making a big mistake if they pick their school because they think the coach they like will be there the whole time they're in school. There's no guarantee of that."

"These changes will have no effect on how we view Florida, and they are still way up there for George," Brown Sr. continued. "With the school having a down year, this is what happens in college football. Florida will be back on top real soon, no matter who the coaches are because they're Florida. That's still a great university, and not because of Coach Davis or Coach (Will) Muschamp. Schools are told to sell my son on your university, not yourself. Florida will still get all the top kids, and this should not hurt their recruiting at all. It sure won't hurt things with my son at all."

Stay with Scout.com as we continue to dig deeper into recruit's reactions to the Florida situation.


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