Last night, word broke that former Kentucky target and LSU Tiger, George Brown Jr., was packing his bags and headed out of Baton Rouge, furthering his football career elsewhere.
Brown is a former 4-star OL out of Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, who held offers from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Auburn, among others before signing with LSU. He was listed as the 16th best OL prospect and 199th overall according to Rivals.com.
You may remember back in the day, Brown held a press conference to announce his (first) college decision, where he pulled out a live baby alligator to commit to Florida. The final three hats on the table were Alabama, Florida, and Kentucky.
Leading up to signing day, Les Miles managed to flip Brown to LSU, but just two years after signing his LOI, Brown has apparently had a change of heart.
As a friendly reminder, Brown Jr. is UK safety Mike Edwards’ cousin, and there was high mutual interest between the Cats and Brown coming out of high school. Brown took several visits to UK and was extremely close with the coaching staff, Vince Marrow in particular.
In an interview with Ross Dellenger of The Advocate, George Brown Sr. said his son will likely decide by this Friday between “Miami, Michigan State, Penn State and UCLA.”
Bad news, right? Well, maybe.
Last night, Vince Marrow followed Brown again on Twitter, and according to those close to the program, UK will be testing the waters on Brown’s interest and will make a last ditch recruiting attempt if the program feels there’s a realistic shot.
Is it likely? Probably not. Honestly, it’s uncertain if LSU would allow a transfer to another SEC school in the first place, so I wouldn’t fall too much in love with the idea.
If LSU were to allow the transfer and UK manages to convince Brown that UK is the place for him, the 6’7, 270 lbs. OL would have to sit out this season in preparation for three years of eligibility starting next year.
There will certainly be an uphill battle in the coming days should UK decide to turn up the throttle in (re)recruiting Brown, but it will be interesting to follow nonetheless.
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