George Brown is ranked the nation's No. 13 offensive tackle and 118th overall prospect by Rivals. (Photo by Rivals)

Offensive lineman George Brown is down to two finalists after a pair of visits over the past week.

The Rivals250 member from Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods took a trip to Kentucky last weekend and then visited Florida on Monday.

Brown was up early in Gainesville watching the Gators go through their 6 a.m. runs.

“Florida was a good visit,” he said. “I liked it a lot. I got a chance to see them work out. I like (strength) coach Jeff Dillman a lot. He’s real hard on the players, but he gets them stronger and faster.”

The 6-foot-6, 264-pounder will choose between UF and UK on Friday at 1:30 p.m. ET. He also considered Alabama, Georgia and LSU in addition to more than 50 other offers.

What stood out about those two schools?

Florida: “I definitely like all the coaches. I talk to a lot of players there like Duke Dawson, David Sharpe and some others. And I’ve been talking to a lot of the commits.”

Kentucky: “It’s close to home. I know a lot of players there. My cousin signed there, Mike Edwards. We went to the same school last year.”

Relationships were the deciding factors for Brown.

“Just the people overall,” he said. “The coaches have a part in it, the players that are there already and some of the commits.

“I’m ready to play college ball with them. It’s definitely a blessing to have this opportunity. Sometimes the recruiting process does get a little stressful. I can’t wait to be done with it.”

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