LSU is playing host to a number of visitors this weekend, seeking to fill out the final spots in their 2015 recruiting class as we inch closer to signing day. Among the top remaining priorities are offensive linemen.
Three-star offensive tackle George Brown Jr., from Cincinnati, OH has been a major target for Jeff Grimes from the start of his time here. Brown committed to Florida back in July, but Grimes stayed on him, and his diligence was rewarded this weekend, when Brown flipped his commitment to LSU.
Brown's original commitment earned him some slight notoriety, when he pulled a baby alligator out to announce.
Brown looks the part of the more stream-lined, athletic OL that Grimes prefers in his zone blocking scheme.
Brown's athleticism is what really stands out. He's a big, long kid that is light on his feet. He's not the most polished prospect, which is likely why he's a 3-star, .8738 on the the 247 Composite. That said, Grimes is a big fan of him as a prospect. At 6'6", 250-260 pounds, he'll need to add some good bulk. His frame can easily support another 40-50 pounds of muscle, which is a great thing. Brown won't be a guy that can help the program immediately, but considering the current depth of the OL, it's good to have a developmental prospect to build up for the future.
Based on his athleticism and length, he could project to a future LT. His technique will need to be totally refined. He plays too high and often lets his upper body get out ahead of his lower body.
Brown's offer list extends all over the country: Florida, Oklahoma, Auburn, Arizona State, UCLA, Michigan State and on down the line.
Brown's commitment brings LSU's class to 16 total commitments. That leaves roughly nine more spots, depending on if some of the early enrollee prospects are able to be back counted. This brings LSU's class up to 16th nationally and 6th overall in the SEC.