When news broke on Sunday morning that Will Muschamp was being removed as head coach at Florida the Florida Gators still had recruits on campus including offensive line commit George Brown (6-6, 264, Cincinnati, OH Winton Woods) who was caught off guard by the announcement.
“Today [Sunday] is a wild day,” Brown said. “I was on campus still when the news came out but I heard about it on Twitter from everyone posting about it. My first thought was who was going to be the new head coach and who was going to stick around from the current coaches.
Brown hasn’t wavered from his commitment to Florida but he hopes that offensive line coach Mike Summers will be able to coach him at Florida.
“I’m still a Gator but I hope Coach Summers stays at Florida,” Brown said. “There is no way that I’m leaving Florida so I’m solid to Florida but I want to play for Coach Summers.”
The offensive line commit was upset about the news because of his relationship with Muschamp but he knows that this is a business decision.
“I like Coach Muschamp a lot and I wish he could’ve stayed but I understand the decision,” Brown said. “I’m just ready to find out who the new coach is and get down there and get ready to play.”
Brown who was on an unofficial visit to Florida this weekend was impressed by how the crowd acted despite the loss.
“The game atmosphere was great on Saturday, it was loud in there,” Brown said. “I just wish we could’ve won against South Carolina though. We had a good chance to do that but it didn’t happen.”
The Ohio native also had the chance to sit down and talk to all of the coaches as well as the other recruits on campus.
“I got to hang out with Brandon (Sandifer) and Tyler (Jordan) before the game,” Brown said. “I got to sit in the offensive line meeting with Coach Summers and that went good. Coach Summers is a great coach and he knows what he’s doing with the linemen.”
Before I ended the interview with Brown he wanted to give a message to Florida fans on his status.
“I want to tell Gator fans that I’m still solid to Florida and you don’t have to worry about going anywhere.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Brown is as solid as they come and he will help the Florida Gators finish this recruiting class off strong.