Gary Brown became Georgia Tech's seventeenth commitment on September 23, 2013, the final of 3 OL commitments in the month of September, and the final of 6 OL commitments in this class. He stands at 6'1", 290lbs, and hails from Alonso High School in Tampa, FL, about an hour north from Jake Whitley's home of Bradenton. He is one of three 3-star prospects from Alonso this year, with the others signing at Missouri and Utah State. The OG also played DT in high school, and signed with Georgia Tech over offers from Nebraska, Maryland, Cincinnati, Purdue, and a slew of other major FBS programs.
Brown's film is limited, yet very encouraging. He does a nice job of both pass and run blocking, and shows great strength in what he's doing. That said, there's something I'm far more encouraged about here. Gary Brown's film here shows an absolutely ridiculous amount of burst and intensity. He plays at 100 miles per hour, play in and play out. He's going to make sure to hit you before you hit him. It's almost hard to imagine being the guy lined up in front of him...and that's a beautiful thing to see in a prospect.
As far as where Brown fits in, he looks by all measures to be an offensive guard. At OG, the starters are likely to be Shaquille Mason and Trey Braun, with Shamire Devine first off the bench. Then, it's between him, Whitley, and Nick Brigham for playing time. It's going to be interesting to see whether Brown plays or not as a true freshman. Paul Johnson has always liked to redshirt his players (particularly on the offensive line, where there isn't a player on the roster on the 4-year plan), but if injuries were to happen this year to one or more of the above mentioned players, you never know who could step in. In the long term, Brown could legitimately end up with the starting job in his third (redshirt sophomore?) year after the graduation of Braun and Mason. If not, he certainly projects as a solid backup.
Gary Brown was rated as a 3-star prospect by Rivals (5.5) and the 247Sports Composite (.8326).
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