August 28th, 2012 11:41am

UGA commit officially visiting UF for Bowling Green


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.

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  1. August 28th, 2012 12:41 pm

    We have to get five O linemen in this class for future depth. Pickings have been sort of slim this year though for OL. We have 3 on board right (Maryland transfer Garcia is the third), but we have to find two more for this class.

    by Gator Todd

  2. August 28th, 2012 2:24 pm


    by Kyle

  3. August 28th, 2012 3:04 pm

    What Gator Todd said!

    by Ron

  4. August 28th, 2012 3:39 pm

    ehh 4 wouldnt be the worst thing in the world

    by travis

  5. August 28th, 2012 3:39 pm

    and im really confident we’ll get atleast 4

    by travis

  6. August 28th, 2012 4:07 pm

    is the kid from Marianna, Fl in the picture?

    by JBOY

  7. August 28th, 2012 5:48 pm

    February is a lifetime away. Hopefully we can have a positive season and the recruits will fall in line.

    by Falco

  8. August 28th, 2012 6:28 pm

    There are so many questions for the upcomming season! (1) Theres no way florida gets a commit to leave from UGA (florida has shown an inability to recruit decent OL players over the years. (2) floridas rivals are stockpiling talent at the position. (3) Muschamp will be gone if he cant provide an great O line to lift his failing offense.

    by EMK

  9. August 28th, 2012 7:16 pm

    Dear EMK Imposter: Thanks for the compliment. I particularly enjoy controlling an increasing large part of your life. I now control what you think, what time you spend making believe you are me, I am able to compel you to write these silly little posts all the time trying so hard to be like me. It really is a wonderful sense of power I have over you. I shall be looking forward to the next time I force you to post in my name. EMK

    by EMK

  10. August 28th, 2012 7:21 pm

    @Falco- OL is a position where NSD doesn’t seem to mean a whole lot right now. 90% of all the big fish have already committed elsewhere. Tunsil is the only one left. We could still flip someone, but I only see that happening right now with Dawson (Michigan) and Denison (FSU) – and as I’ve stated many times before, I hate the practice. So, unless we sign Tunsil, which at this point I give that a 20% chance, or Rod changes his mind it will be yet another disappointing OL class.

    by scooterp

  11. August 28th, 2012 7:59 pm

    Hey Zach…. Is Ira Denson anywhere on our radar?

    by Lighty

  12. August 28th, 2012 9:00 pm

    Just saw that Mann has switched from defensive tackle to offensive guard. Assume he will redshirt this year so we will have another player on the offensive line next year. Look forward to the mailbag to tide me over until the games start on Saturday. Zach, do you think this switch by Mann will affect who we look at from here on out (i.e. another offensive line prospect or focus more on defensive line prospects)?

    by Gator N NC

  13. August 28th, 2012 9:20 pm

    The switch of Mann from DL to OL looks like UF has given up on getting another quality recruit for OL in this cycle. It is frustrating to lose high-priority, top level talent to other SEC schools, guys like Walker (DL), Tunsil(OL) and Theus (sp) (OL). The issue remains: ‘why’ does this happen and can it be corrected. (Imposter EMK jump in here if you feel up to it).

    by EMK

  14. August 28th, 2012 11:23 pm

    Let’s see….take your two nat’l championships, Nick Saban’s at LSU and Alabama, and Miles at LSU…what do they all have in common??? ALL THREE COACHES ARE OHIO STATE AND MICHIGAN grads…..p.s….check out the academic rankings of Big Ten schools vs. SEC. PITIFUL…sucks to be you! GO BUCKS! (see U.S. News & World Reports rankings of U.S. colleges!)

    by kerrybuckI

  15. August 29th, 2012 12:42 am

    eMaryKay seems to think that nothing good can come of anything Gator. That sort of makes me want to puke. The Gators are going to be fine on the OL and at every other position on the team. Muschamp has the whole process under control and a bunch of sky-is-falling keyboard cowgirls can’t change that no matter how tightly their panties are wadded up about recruiting. These fairies bore me.
    My prediction: The Gators go 9-3 this year. Losses to LSU, FSU and a surprise somewhere along the way, but they win the East. Love the Gators.

    by Doug

  16. August 29th, 2012 7:12 am

    viewing comments while in Dresden and urge all to be patient.
    Coach M is working diligently, breaking in many new staff and will do well.
    Give him support and time.
    Go Gators

    by ADL

  17. August 29th, 2012 7:34 am

    Doug, you are 100% correct!! I, because I have the temerity to disagree with you, am 100% wrong. Is that how it works? If so, you are the clear winner of this week’s Knuckle-Dragger Award. And, I think my beloved Gators will go 12-0 and win the National Championship!! Can you top that one, son?

    by EMK

  18. August 29th, 2012 9:18 am

    The Florida Gators are by far the most overrated team in the SEC. The last time I was in Gainsville all I saw were KNUCKLE DRAGGERS. You know if you drive by the campus slow enough I have heard that they will actually throw a degree through your window. Now that’s commitment to excellence. Muschamp is a retard. All of his ranting and raving is getting old already, The SEC referees will show him that his childish behavior will not be tolerated and I can’t wait to see that. Good luck Gator Nation Morons! P.S. Your girls are hot though!

    by TMC

  19. August 29th, 2012 9:34 am


    by Doug

  20. August 29th, 2012 9:47 am

    My name is EMK and I suck.

    by EMK

  21. August 29th, 2012 9:50 am

    Where is all of the sentiment that UF cannot recruit quality offensive lineman coming from? The Steelers have 3 of these non quality lineman starting for them right now. Redskins have one, The Dolphins have one. Patchan was a five star before his injuries, Xavier Nixon was the country’s top tackle, DJ Humphries the same, Halapio is a road grading guard with an NFL future, Chaz Green, Jessamen Dunker, and James Wilson were 4 or 5 star guys in high school. I never post on websites as a former UF player but I couldn’t take this anymore. Great job as always Zach!

    by KG

  22. August 29th, 2012 12:32 pm

    Doug, do not ever forget. I OWN YOU!! I CONTROL YOU!! By simply posting and using certain words I can get you to post (even though you have been order not to do it). I can get you to write what I want you to write. I OWN YOU, SON!!

    by EMK

  23. August 29th, 2012 2:14 pm

    Remember when it was enjoyable to read the comment section?

    by Mack

  24. August 29th, 2012 2:18 pm

    EMK – you finally said something correct “I’m 100% wrong”

    by Omaha_Gator

  25. August 29th, 2012 3:01 pm

    I understand your feelings MACK, I think some of these conversations should be on facebook or twitter or one of the social networks. I wish we could keep to comments to sports or sports related topics.


  26. August 29th, 2012 3:14 pm

    Yes Mack I do, ughhhhhhh can it please be stopped?

    by kevin

  27. August 29th, 2012 3:38 pm

    @emk get a life? Before you say that I need to get one, I’m in college and I work and I was in the Army for 4 1/2 years(15 months in Iraq). I’ve done more in 25 years then you will do in your whole life.

    by db86

  28. August 29th, 2012 3:39 pm


    by db86

  29. August 29th, 2012 3:48 pm

    Looking forward to the mail stack today Zach. Really appreciate your work man. Go Gators!

    by Mack

  30. August 29th, 2012 5:41 pm

    kerrybuck1, The Gators own your buckass,can’t beat us in football or basketball,now go back to you cave!

    by Gatorforever

  31. August 29th, 2012 7:07 pm

    UF MUST be doing SOMETHING right, the haters are out in DROVES today.

    by gog8ers!

  32. August 29th, 2012 8:52 pm

    Prospects are looking at the number of offensive lineman on the roster, 14. 3 seniors leave, still leaves 11 returning. What is a recurits chance of playing early?

    by salesguy

  33. August 31st, 2012 5:48 pm

    Zach, You may want to consider having comments submitted for post approval that way you can let through only relevant comments and keep this form worth reading. There is way to much garbage being written on here now…. Just a thought.


    by Braxton

  34. August 31st, 2012 5:51 pm

    Zack, for your next mail bag. Did you ever hear how the visit of Marquez North went? I have read that he is both big and very fast. What a great compliment to Fulwood.


    by Braxton

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