Juco lineman Trenton Brown picks Georgia


Georgia Military College offensive tackle Trenton Brown from Milledgeville, Ga., committed to the University of Georgia on Friday, one day after it was learned that first-string right tackle Kolton Houston will remain ineligible to play for the foreseeable future.

“I have known that was where I wanted to go for a while,” Brown said. “I just wanted to go ahead and get it over with and before their scholarships filled up. Even if they weren’t going to fill up, I have known that was where I would go. I was just trying to take my visits. I went ahead and committed and they said it would be fine if I still take visits.”

The 6-foot-9, 360-pound tackle says he is a “strong commitment” but will take the opportunity to visit Florida and Arizona. He also will make another visit to Georgia.

Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and offensive line coach Will Friend have recruited Brown since he was in ninth grade, offering Brown a scholarship before his sophomore year of high school.

“It was last Friday night that I texted Coach Friend and then he called me the next morning,” Brown said. “I told him I wanted to go Georgia. He said, ‘That is great.’ I could hear the excitement in his voice. He said, ‘You are going to be a great player at Georgia and Georgia is going to be a great place for you.’ I have known that for a while and I think he is the guy that will put me where I need to be. He will help me technique-wise and all around to get to the NFL.”

“We had finals this week and I didn’t want to be distracted,” Brown added.

Brown will have three years to play two seasons and plans to enroll at Georgia in January.