Another talented player is leaving a name-brand school, and has Miami on his short list of transfer options. Former LSU OT George Brown Jr. (6’7” 290lbs) recently made known his desire to transfer away from the Tigers’ program. And, in short order, Brown has put Miami on his list of potential destinations.
A 3-star recruit in the 2015 class, Brown Jr. signed with LSU over 38 claimed offers. After redshirting at LSU in 2015, Brown was looking to break into the lineup in 2016. He will instead transfer, and Miami could be his landing spot.
Miami has interest in Brown Jr., and a connection to the Cincinnati, OH native as well. Brown Jr. was recruited by Mark Richt at Georgia, and also OL coach Stacy Searels at Virginia Tech back in his prep days. The connection to those gentlemen, especially Searels, with whom Brown Jr. would work closely should he transfer to Miami, could be a positive for the Canes in the chase to add this talented player to the OL group.
Brown Jr. told InsideTheU.com that he had received his release and had communicated with Miami, and he also told CaneSport.com that his finalists for his transfer location are Miami, Michigan State, and Penn State.
Obviously, adding a player of Brown Jr.’s caliber would be great for Miami. The Canes need Offensive Tackle types, and Brown Jr. fits that bill to a T. With classes starting soon across the country, Brown Jr. will probably look to make a decision for his next collegiate destination soon. So, like other transfer prospects that we’ve spoken about in recent days, this situation could reach a resolution very swiftly.
Brown Jr. will be a redshirt freshman this season. Unless he transfers to an FCS or Division 2 school, Brown Jr. will have to sit out the 2016 season per NCAA transfer rules, and have 3 years to play 3, starting in 2017.
More on this as its available.