Johnnie Brown commits to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators received their 8th commitment for the 2020 class on Saturday following the first junior day of the year.

2020 defensive tackle Johnnie Brown (6-2, 250, Tampa, FL. Middelton) committed to the Gators over Georgia and LSU among others.

“Proud to be a Gator,” Brown tweeted.

Brown got the chance to meet new Florida Gators defensive line coach David Turner for the first time last week and he was impressed by him after the Gators lost Sal Sunseri.

“Me and Coach Sal [Sunseri] had built a relationship so I was like that’s crazy when he went to Bama,” Brown said of Turner. “But then they got Coach Turner and he’s almost the same person as Coach Sal to be honest. The energy they bring is the same.”

Despite the Gators having a new defensive line coach, it was area recruiter Larry Scott that was big reason that Brown liked Florida so much heading into the trip.

“Coach Scott, that’s my man,” Brown said of the coach from Florida recruiting him the hardest. “He tells me a lot of things, he really don’t even talk to me much about football, he talks about academics and the benefits of going to Florida.”

Now that Brown has committed to the Gators, he joins defensive tackle Gervon Dexter as commits on the defensive line for the 2020 class.

The Gators look like they won’t sign a defensive tackle in the 2019 class so Florida may look to add a third defensive tackle in the 2020 class to go along with Dexter and Brown.


Stay tuned to for much more on Brown’s commitment to Florida.

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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, 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.