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With National Signing Day sneaking up on us, we here at YellowJackedUp would like to take a look at yet another Georgia Tech commit in our series on the 2014 recruits. If space-eating linemen are your thing, then you may not go for a guy like Gary Brown, but we assure you, Paul Johnson and the Georgia Tech coaching staff like what they see.
Brown is a slightly undersized (in terms of height) offensive guard that can also play a little defensive tackle too. ESPN’s Recruiting Network has him listed as an offensive guard, MaxPreps.com, on the other hand, has him listed as both an offensive guard and a defensive tackle.
The Jackets want him blocking for the option. Count on it.
Brown is just 6’1″ which is a couple of inches shorter than the average offensive linemen at any position, but he is right at the cusp of what is required for a guard at the FBS level. Despite his shorter than average height, Brown is a solid 285 pounds, and has the quickness of someone about 100 pounds lighter.
Brown played his High School career out at Alonso High School in Tampa, Fla. In his senior season at Alonso High the Alonso High Ravens went 5-5 with a 2-3 record in their division. The Ravens finished the year off as the 127th ranked team in the state of Florida.
Nasty, tough and athletic are the words most commonly used to describe Brown by scouts, which fits in nicely with the Georgia Tech offensive line’s reputation for being a surly lot. There’s a lot of upside in this young man, and with some coaching, polish and time in the weight room, Brown can be an impact lineman on the Flats.
Probably look for Brown to be redshirted in his freshman year, but he’s got tons of potential moving forward.
Gary Brown may be a bit undersized but when his attitude he has shown on the field he will be a very welcomed addition to join the battle in the trenches on a Saturday afternoon in the ACC.
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