Florida usually doesn’t have big prospects officially visit for season openers, but you don’t turn away Trenton Brown.
And he’s huge — literally and figuratively.
The 6-foot-8, 350-pound JUCO offensive lineman confirmed to the Sun that he will be on hand for the game against Bowling Green.
With the recent departure of Rod Johnson and not many replacement options on the board at offensive tackle, Brown is an important target at the position.
He unofficially visited UF on June 2 and named the Gators his leader afterward. But over the course of the summer, Florida fell behind Georgia and Ole Miss before his commitment to the Bulldogs on Aug. 3.
However, Brown has maintained all along that he would still take an official to UF and will do so this weekend. With Florida in need of a tackle and Georgia in the driver’s seat for five-star Laremy Tunsil, maybe the Gators can get Brown to rethink things.
Another Georgia verbal, cornerback Shaq Wiggins, will be in attendance.
The Florida commits planning to unofficially visit will be receivers Ryeshene Bronson (2014), Ahmad Fulwood, Marqui Hawkins and Chris Thompson, defensive linemen Caleb Brantley and Joey Ivie, linebackers James Hearns, Daniel McMillian and Quinton Powell and safety Nick Washington.
Two notable 2014 prospects visiting are defensive end Bryson Allen-Williams and cornerback Duke Dawson, who both received their first scholarships offers from UF and have high interest in the Gators.