The Florida Gators didn’t sign a defensive tackle in the 2019 class and are looking to sign several at the position in the class of 2020.
Last week the Gators offered 2020 defensive tackle Timothy Brown (6-4, 270, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Palm Beach Lakes) and now want him to visit Gainesville.
“Coach [David] Turner offered me,” Brown said of which coach from Florida offered him. “He was saying on how they don’t offer everybody and how I get off the ball and stuff. He was really talking about the program and how he wants me to get up there for camps and other stuff.”
Brown couldn’t talk with defensive line coach David Turner in person last week but the two have spoken before and the defensive lineman likes Turner.
“I have met with Coach Turner a few times and he’s a very good coach and an even better person,” he said on his talks with Turner. “He sees me playing defensive tackle and some defensive end too.”
The defensive tackle has picked up over a dozen offers already but Brown calls this one a big one and also says it shows how much he has improved his game.
“It means a lot to get the offer,” Brown said of the Florida offer. “It means that all my hard work has paid off and I was shocked about the offer.”
Brown has visited Gainesville a couple of times in the past and he’s familiar with what head coach Dan Mullen did on the field last year for the Gators.
“I like that they’re in the state of Florida,” he said on what he likes about Florida. “It gets no better than Florida with the way they do things there traditionally. I really only know that Dan Mullen went 10-3 his first year at Florida so I think that’s pretty good.”
Heading into the summer months, Brown doesn’t have a leader but he hopes to get a feel for where he wants to attend college at by the time his senior season starts.
“Right now I don’t have a leader,” Brown said. “I’m planning to make a decision probably the last week of the summer going into fall season.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Brown says he plans to visit Florida this summer to work out with Coach Turner.