Georgia Bulldogs: Trenton Brown

SEC lunchtime links

November, 8, 2013
Half a day. We're almost there. Here are some links from around SEC country to help you finish off the work week.
Though Florida and Georgia have agreed not to host visitors for their annual showdown in Jacksonville, Fla., the game still remains as one of the most attractive games in the country for recruits to watch. The two schools have had some epic recruiting battles in the past and there are several ongoing contests. Here’s a closer look at five recent and five present recruiting battles between the two SEC East rivals.

Top SEC recruiting rivalries 

October, 1, 2013

From year-to-year the Southeastern Conference is full of recruiting battles. This year it appears that Alabama and LSU could have some of the best recruiting battles we've seen in a while. Here's a closer look at the five top recruiting rivalries in the SEC.

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Gators add OL Trenton Brown 

December, 9, 2012
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Massive offensive lineman Trenton Brown (Albany, Ga./Georgia Military College) verbally committed to play for Florida early Sunday morning. Brown, a former Georgia commit, chose Florida over Oklahoma and Florida State.

The 6-foot-8, 340-pound tackle prospect announced his decision via his twitter handle @512_ItsNMe: "Gator Chompin' #GatorNation join me Oh and add me to that #1 recruiting class." Brown later confirmed to RecruitingNation writer Kipp Adams via text message that he had committed.

Brown originally set a decision date for Dec. 19, but decided to go ahead and make his pledge public now and since he is at a prep school, he will be able to sign with Florida on the 19th and enroll at UF in January.

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UF-UGA recruiting battles for 2013 

October, 25, 2012
GatorNation's Derek Tyson and DawgNation's Kipp Adams look at five key recruiting battles remaining between Florida and Georgia for the Class of 2013.

OL Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, Fla./Columbia)

CONSIDERING: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Florida State

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UGA targets, commitments talk UF-UGA 

October, 25, 2012
Saturday's Georgia-Florida game will not only be about determining who could win the SEC East. The animosity and eventual result of the game is of particular interestto the Georgia commits ant targets that may one day play in the showdown. DawgNation caught up with a number of them to get their takes on the game.

ESPN 150 DT target Montravius Adams (Vienna, Ga. /Dooly County) -- "If UF play like they been playing, which is as a team, they will win. But if UGA comes to play and can effectively use their balanced run and passing attack, the Bulldogs will be successful."

ESPN 150 CB commitment Shaq Wiggins (Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek) -- "Florida versus Georgia is the biggest game of the year for both teams. It is RIVALRY, BLOOD, BATTLES, A LOT OF DISLIKING EACH OTHER. Basically the SEC CHAMPS will come out of this game.

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DawgNation on the radio

August, 14, 2012
DawgNation’s Radi Nabulsi was on ESPN’s Athens affiliate 960 The Ref on Tuesday morning talking about the Bulldogs’ hot streak in recruiting and fall football camp. Some of the topics that were discussed included:

• What is Georgia getting in new safety commit Paris Bostick?
• How will offensive linemen Trenton Brown, commitment affect the depth chart?
• What is Georgia doing in regard to concussions?
• Will the new college football rules change how schools recruit?

Listen to the radio show here.

5-star OT Laremy Tunsil names officials 

August, 8, 2012
Schools are fighting to get in with five-star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (Lake City, Fla./Columbia), but only five programs will be lucky enough to host the No. 3 prospect in the country for an official visit this fall.

“I will be taking official visits to Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss and USC,” Tunsil said.

Three of the programs made the cut because of their history.

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Notebook: Summer recruiting recap 

August, 7, 2012
While the summer months are considered downtime, the Georgia Bulldogs have continued their torrid recruiting pace this summer, picking up several commitments from prospects in several states. With the ability and, arguably, the dire need to bring in more than 30 signees for the 2013 class, the Bulldogs have been aggressive with offers. That has paid off with a group that already dwarfs that of the freshman class now on campus. As football season approaches, DawgNation takes a look back at the goings on and decisions made in the past few months, along with a look ahead at what to keep an eye on this fall.

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Radi Nabulsi/ESPN.comTampa, Fla., safety Paris Bostick was slated to announce his decision this summer, and still might. The Bulldogs are considered a favorite to earn his commitment.
Commitments piling up
As school let out across the country, prospects seemingly lined up to make their commitments known to the Bulldogs. ESPN 300 wide receiver Uriah LeMay (Matthews, N.C./Butler) committed to Georgia on June 1. The 6-foot-2, 197-pound wideout picked the Bulldogs over Clemson, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and Ohio State, among others. Two days later, another ESPN 300 receiver secured a spot, as Reggie Davis (Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln) verbally committed. The 6-foot, 162-pound four-star prospect is considered one of the top deep threats in the always-loaded Sunshine State. Less than a week later the Bulldogs picked up their top outside linebacker target, Naim Mustafaa (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta). It was a rare in-state battle for the 6-foot-4, 235-pound four-star, although SEC rival Tennessee continues its pursuit.

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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.

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Last season, offensive lineman Trenton Brown was named the starting left tackle last year at Georgia Military College, despite being a freshman at the time. Now a year older and about to embark on his sophomore season, the 6-foot-8, 350-pound behemoth is thinking about where he will make his next big impact.

“I have a top three of Georgia, Ole Miss and Florida, in that order,” Brown said. “I am pretty confident in where I want to go. I am about 95 percent confident right now.”

Should Brown wind up in Athens, it will be because of Mark Richt and company.

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UGA in lead for mammoth Trenton Brown 

June, 13, 2012
Trenton BrownRadi Nabulsi/ESPN.comJuco lineman Trenton Brown and his parents came away from Athens with an appreciation with Mark Richt & Co.'s up-front nature in answering their questions.
The Georgia Bulldogs are looking for help at offensive tackle, and the staff hosted one of the top -- and possibly biggest -- targets on the board Saturday in Trenton Brown (Albany, Ga./Georgia Military College). The 6-foot-8, 350-pound juco lineman was favoring the Gators after a recent trip to Gainesville, but after his visit to Athens he had a new leader.

“Georgia is my top school right now,” Brown said. “They run a family-oriented program and I really like the school. Also, my parents went with me to Georgia, and they asked a lot of questions. They were answered consistently the right way by every staff member.”

One of the top selling points to Brown and his family was also Brown’s favorite part of his time checking out the Georgia campus.

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DawgNation on the radio 

May, 23, 2012
DawgNation’s Radi Nabulsi was on ESPN’s Athens affiliate 960 The Ref on Tuesday morning talking about Georgia newest commitment and other hot topics. Listen to this podcast for the latest on:

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DawgNation on the radio

May, 8, 2012
DawgNation’s Radi Nabulsi was on ESPN’s Athens affiliate 960 The Ref this morning to talk about Georgia recruiting, golf and baseball. Some of the questions answered:
  • What does Robert Nkemdiche’s postponed announcement mean for Georgia?
  • Who are some of the next targets for the Bulldogs?
  • Which Georgia recruits were recently invited to The Opening?
  • Who should fans look for at the state track championships this week?
Listen to the radio show here.

DawgNation recruiting mailbag 3/30 

March, 30, 2012
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Miller Safrit/ESPN.comWide receiver Tramel Terry says A.J. Green inspired him to consider Georgia.
ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia showcased one of the most talented wideouts in the last few years in A.J. Green. So why are the Bulldogs not stacked three deep with elite receivers trying to be the next big star? And is an early college signing period good for college football? ESPNDawgNation answers these questions and more in this week’s recruiting mailbag.

Dawgontap: By my count, in the 300 kids being evaluated for the top 150 ... 33 are designated as WR (doesn't count the ATH that might play WR), 8 of these guys have committed verbally. It seems that even with Tramel Terry probably being a WR for us (although an ATH) that this is a position that the Dawgs tend to have the most trouble really attracting true interest from the top players. Other positions, we seemingly get quite a few top-5 guys in the country at most other positions. While we have had a few -- A.J. Green comes immediately to mind -- why is WR a position we don't tend to get as many top guys as most others?

KA: I think Georgia has done a solid job bringing in top local talent at wide receiver, and supplementing it with out of state guys when possible or needed. That has been the Bulldogs’ formula for success over the last decade with guys like Green, Mohammad Massaquoi and recently Marlon Brown. As far as elite wideouts go, there are really only a few each year, and in Green’s case, possibly less than 10 a decade. When you look at local talent, the state of Georgia has produced just six top-10 wideouts in the last five years -- Malcolm Mitchell, Da’Rick Rogers, Markeith Ambles, Tai-ler Jones, Brce Butler and Joshua Jarboe. Two of those years there were no receivers listed among the top-10 wide receiver rankings. Georgia signed Malcolm Mitchell, lost Rogers at the last minute, did not target Ambles or Jarboe, and did not really push for Jones and Butler. A case could be made that most of those are wise decisions based on production to date.

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