Brown Impressing In Orlando

The Florida defensive tackle, Gary Brown, is standing out amongst the big guys in the trenches, and we hear from those who've watched him up close at the UnderArmour All-America Game practices in Orlando...

At 6-3 285, you just don't expect someone to be able to move like that. Greensboro (FL) West Gadsden defensive tackle Gary Brown has made life miserable for offensive linemen this week at the Under Armour All-American game practices. Brown has made an impression on many folks scouting the game as well as his position coach on the White team.

Brown's defensive line coach this week is Milan Turner from Emmanuel County High School in Georgia. Coach Turner loves working with the massive and energetic Brown.

"He has a great first step, and he's quick," Turner said. "He is really talented and strong. He made some great plays. He did a great job against the run. He has a great motor. I saw it in the individual as well as the team period. He goes 100 miles an hour and for a big guy that is gold."

Turner hasn't coached a defensive lineman of Brown's talent, but there is one former player of his that Brown reminds him a lot of.

"He reminds me of Justin Smiley that played at Alabama as an offensive lineman," Turner said. "He had the nasty, the get after it, the motor. Justin played some three technique but Gary is more of an athlete than Justin."

Turner said that Brown's play rubs off on his teammates.

"He kind of inspires the guys around him because he goes so hard."

Brown's play on the field has impressed more than the coaching staff he is playing more. recruiting analysts on hand have earmarked Brown as maybe the most impressive lineman in the Under Armour practices. Florida Recruiting Analyst Geoff Vogt called Brown "a dominating inside presence that is tough to handle because of his great athleticism. An explosive first step coupled with raw strength were both on display today (Thursday). Brown still possesses some significant upside as he has room to fill out and a year or two in a college weight training program should make him an All-American type DT down the road. Brown dominated the one-on-one's."

On the first day of practice, Brown caught the eye of's Mississippi recruiting Analyst Steve Robertson.

"Gary Brown may have been the most dominant player on the defensive line this morning," Robertson said. "He is hard to block and when he really exerts himself he is going to overpower the offensive line.

Brown is a sure handed tackler. There is no breaking the tackle. Once he puts the clamps on the ball carrier, it is time to blow the whistle."

A play making defensive tackle with the ability to out muscle big offensive linemen, Gary Brown looks like a big piece of the puzzle to the Florida recruiting class.

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