Florida in Brown’s top 5

Florida has been recruiting the state of Texas hard ever since Will Muschamp arrived in Gainesville. That fact remains true again in the Class of 2014.

On Monday, the Gators offered Houston (Tx.) Alief Taylor receiver Keenen Brown who Florida visited earlier in the evaluation period.

“Florida officially offered me on Monday,” Brown said. “Coach (Joker) Phillips was the coach that offered me on Monday. He told me that he wanted to offer me and that he wants to recruit me and would love to coach me at Florida.”

For the 6-foot-3, 185-pound Brown, this is his 18th offer from a Division I school but this one is a biggest in his mind.

“This is a huge offer for me,” Brown said. “Florida is a good school and they put a lot of players into the NFL like they did this year. They have had some good receivers in the past and they are getting better at the position. Florida would be a nice place for me to go if I decide that’s the best place for me as a player.”

Brown has had the chance to talk with receiver coach Joker Phillips several times about the offense and his opinion on how the offense will be in years to come.

“Coach Phillips said they are going to have a good offense this year,” Brown said. “He said they are going to be throwing the ball a lot and focusing on the passing game more. That was good to hear and I really like him as a receivers coach. He showed my coach some videos of the receivers he has coached in the past that have went to the NFL, there were a lot of them.”

Not only does Brown like Florida’s tradition, but he also likes the coaching staff and the conference they play in.

“I like coach Muschamp, he is a good coach and I know him from when he was at Texas,” Brown said. “The SEC is a big factor for me They put people in the league and have the best athletes. If you play in the SEC, you have a great shot at going to the NFL. “

Brown plans to visit Florida this summer with his father and has a top 5 of Florida, LSU, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Michigan State.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.