Brown knows Vols Ed Orgeron

Former Florida Gator John Brown has been dealing with one Tennessee coach for a long time. Ed Orgeron has been recruiting the standout defensive tackle for a long time, and apparently the veteran coach isn't giving up. Go "Inside" to find out the latest on Brown's recruitment. Is he still a Vol commitment? We have those answers and more.

One junior college prospect knows firsthand that Tennessee recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron doesn't like taking no for an answer.

For Northeast Community College defensive tackle John Brown, he has been dealing with the veteran Vol coach for several years now. Brown ended up signing and playing at Florida, before transferring to the community college after academic issues arose in Gainesville.

"Coach O and I go way back," Brown admitted. "He has been recruiting me way before I ever decided to sign at Florida. He stays on you. He doesn't take no for an answer. He is relentless."

Brown, who committed to the Volunteers late this summer, will have to enroll in Knoxville in June due to the 4-2-4 transfer rule. The rule states that he must spend a year residency at the junior college.

InsideTennessee caught up with Brown on Tuesday night to get an update on his recruitment.

"It's going good, nothing has really changed," Brown said. "I'm still very much committed to Tennessee."

There has been a rumor circulating that Florida State was coming on strong, something that Brown corrected.

"I really haven't spoke to them a lot lately," Brown explained. "They haven't offered me. I'm very happy with my decision to go to Tennessee."

Brown has had the opportunity to watch Tennessee several times on television this fall.

"I have been impressed," Brown said. "They are getting a lot better. They have been playing great defense all year."

Brown plans on taking his official visit to Rocky Top some time after Christmas.


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