Analysis: LSU OL Transfers to UM

Former LSU offensive lineman George Brown is transferring to Miami, according to reports. Read on to learn more about Brown and for a full analysis of the situation.

George Brown was recruited nationally back in the spring of 2014. He had scholarship offers from schools like Georgia, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Clemson, and Auburn before making a commitment to Florida in July. 

The other schools never stopped recruiting him, however. He took official visits in the fall of 2014 to Mississippi State and LSU before switching his pledge from the Gators to Tigers in December. He signed with LSU a couple months later and enrolled into school there in the summer of last year. 

After redshirting his freshman season at LSU in 2015, Brown became the 11th player to leave the Tiger program this offseason. He became a free agent in recent weeks and he confirmed on social media last night that he is transferring to Miami.

While the school hasn't officially confirmed the transfer (it's likely a matter of dotting I's and crossing T's), Brown will be a welcome addition to the Hurricane program. 

At 6-foot-6 and 290 pounds, Brown played high school football at Winton Woods High in Cincinnati. He had previous ties to both Mark Richt and offensive line coach Stacy Searels because they both recruited him coming out of high school. Searels was the offensive line coach at Virginia Tech when the Hokies recruited him out of high school.

Brown projects as a right tackle and will have to sit out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He will then have three years of eligibility starting in 2017. The Hurricanes badly need depth along the offensive line, and Brown is someone who will be able to compete for playing time there next fall.

Miami's top three tackles right now are all due back in 2017 so Brown will have plenty of competition before being able to step onto the field and win a job. It's unclear how good he really is since he didn't play at LSU last season but both Richt and Searels wanted him out of high school so this makes sense.

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