Another piece of recruiting drama has ended it appears. Lithonia, Ga., Martin Luther King running back commit Mack Brown has apparently ended his recruitment from other schools.
Brown recently told Rivals.com that his only remaining official visit will be to Florida this weekend. He was originally expected to visit Florida then Florida State and Tennessee. Brown said that he made his decision to cut ties with other schools before the news that Lane Kiffin was going to take the job at USC broke. Kiffin was thought to be a factor in his recruitment to Tennessee, but Brown said he wasn’t.
The only real threat was Florida State. When Urban Meyer originally resigned, Brown told me FSU coaches called him immediately, after cooling off their recruitment of him for most of the fall. Brown told me that the FSU coaches informed him that he’d be the No. 1 running back next fall if he signed with the Seminoles.
It was the recent in-home visit from newly hired running backs coach Stan Drayton that Brown said was a main reason for his reaffirmed commitment to the Gators.
At 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, Brown is expecting to be the every-down back Meyer has desperately wanted. Don’t expect him to stay under 200 pounds. A hamstring injury bothered him throughout his senior season, but with proper training this summer, Brown should bulk up quite a bit before the fall.