May 19, 2012

No overlooking Brown

At 6-foot-8, 350 pounds, Georgia Military offensive lineman Trenton Brown is a tough man to overlook.

With elite size, excellent strength, and athleticism that is almost unheard of for a man his size, Brown was sure to get looks from some of the best schools in the country going into his second year for GMC, but the amount of attention he has garnered to this point has even been surprising to himself.

"I never thought I would have these kinds of offers," said Brown. "I knew I had a good freshman year and that I am a good player, but I just never thought I would get this many offers. I have to give the glory to God."

The JUCO offensive lineman holds 13 offers from the likes of LSU, Georgia, Florida, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss, but as his final spring practice as a junior college player draws to a close on Saturday, Brown expects more to come.

"This spring has been good, and busy," said Brown. "I got offers from LSU and Mississippi State recently, and a lot of coaches have come by and stuff. I think more schools are going to offer soon too."

As a freshman at GMC, Brown started every game for the Bulldogs at left tackle, and the first program to extend an offer to the blue chip lineman was another program with the same mascot and in the same state.

"It definitely sets Georgia apart that they came in and offered first," he said. "That first offer is always special and to have it come from Georgia was cool. It does set them apart, for sure."

According to Brown, the Georgia staff hasn't slowed down since being the first to offer and the Bulldogs have been in constant contact for quite some time.

"Oh yeah, they are recruiting me pretty hard," said Brown. "I get a lot of contact from them with letters, messages on facebook, talking with my coaches, and Coach (Will) Friend is coming to my spring game today."

The star lineman's familiarity with the UGA program didn't just start with his offer either.

In an interview with UGASports back in February that he had always liked Georgia growing up, and that he has known Friend and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo since he was freshman in high school.

Brown plans on getting to know the two UGA coaches even more in the near future.

"I've known Coach Bobo and Coach Friend since I was in high school, so I am comfortable with them," said Brown. "Now I just want to get to know them better and form a closer relationship."

In a conversation with UGASports last month, Brown named Georgia as his leader, but that may no longer be the case as the Albany native has decided to slow things down a bit.

"I don't really have any top schools right now or a leader," said Brown. "I'm just going to try and visit all the schools that have offered me this summer for unofficial visits. Georgia is still up there though. They will definitely be in my top five and they know I like them."

As for his final season at GMC, Brown his high expectations for himself and his team, and he hopes to put an end to his recruitment as well.

"We have been working hard and are going for national championship," said Brown. "That is what we want. Personally, I want to be a first team All American, too. I also want to make a decision about where I will play next sometime around November. Whenever the season is ending, that is when I want to make a decision."

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