Is former 5 Star Brown close to being a Vol?

It didn't take long for college coaches to find out where one of the best defensive lineman in the country ended up after leaving national champion Florida in the spring. Former Scout.com 5 Star defensive tackle John Brown is no longer at the University of Florida. He is attending Northeast Mississippi CC and currently has an offer from UT. Is he close to becoming a Vol? Go INSIDE to find out.

It didn't take long for college coaches to find out where one of the best defensive lineman in the country ended up after leaving national champion Florida in the spring.

Former Scout.com five star defensive tackle John Brown left the Florida Gators in the spring and is now residing at a junior college in Booneville Mississippi.

InsideTennessee.com caught up with Brown last Wednesday to get caught up on the latest with his recruitment.

Is the standout defensive tackle close to making another decision about his future?

"I have been thinking about it a lot lately, there is a school that I like a lot and that wants me," Brown said. "The University of Tennessee has offered me, I have to talk to my mom before deciding, but a decision could be forth coming in the near future."

Brown is very familiar with Volunteer recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron, who offered and recruited him while being the head coach at Ole Miss before Brown chose the Gators.

"Coach Orgeron is one of the best defensive line coaches in the country," Brown said. "My goal is to get to the league. Who better to prepare me for the next level than Coach O and Coach Monte Kiffin."

Brown will play at Northeast Mississippi Community College this fall and being a four-two-four transfer must graduate from junior college and spend a year residency at the junior college.

Brown appears excited about getting another opportunity to play in the SEC.

"I want to stay close to home and want the opportunity to play in the SEC," Brown said. "Tennessee gives me that opportunity, I really like them (the Vols) a lot and I would get to play Florida every year."

Brown of Lakeland Florida signed with the Gators out of high school in the Class of 2007 and left Gainesville after enduring academic issues. Brown was rated as the fifth best defensive tackle in the nation. He currently is listed at 6-foot-2 and 300-pounds.

Brown will have two years of eligibility at the school he chooses.


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