SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Florida landed massive 6-foot-7, 340-pound Georgia Military College (Milledgeville, Ga.) offensive tackle Trenton Brown Sunday morning to add to their offensive line haul in 2013.
To get a better feel for Brown as a prospect, 247Sports’ Keith Neibuhr spoke with Georgia Military College head coach Bert Williams, a 2010 NJCAA Football Hall of Fame inductee.
Williams, who has seen over twenty of his players make it to the NFL during his time at GMC, compared Brown former first round draft pick he coached during his time at the University of Georgia.
“Tremendous amount of athleticism in a big body, I mean really he’s reminiscent of a guy that I coached a long time ago at Georgia, Bernard Williams,” said Williams to Neibuhr. “He was long and lean and I think Trenton has a lot of the same abilities he does, but he has a lot bigger, stronger body than Bernard.”
Coach Williams continued and lauded his potential moving forward.
“He’s really an intriguing guy in that you still see a lot potential upside as he continues to develop his craft,” Williams continued on Brown. “He’s as strong on the edge in pass protection as he is being able to block the edge as an inside run blocker.”
For Brown to reach his lofty ceiling, Williams says continue to work.
“It comes down to how hard he wants to work and how hard he wants to prepare. I mean his talent level is as high as any tackle I’ve seen in junior college.
“I think focus and daily preparation. You know the day to day is going to be the biggest thing. I think it’s going to be a little easier in someways because he’ll also be challenged everyday at a place like Florida. We quite frankly had one guy that could challenge him on a daily basis, and that’s DeVonte Lambert our freshmen defensive end.
“He’s going to have to, and you know his pride will kick in and he’ll work a little harder on his craft every day.”
With Brown being so tall, pad level can be a problem. Williams went into detail on how Brown overcomes that.
“It’s an issue, but he’s got so much strength with his height and length, it doesn’t hurt him too often,” he explained. “Now obviously, that’s something when you go and play in the SEC with a lot bigger, more talented guys on a daily basis, it’s going to be a factor.
“One of the things when you watch him, when he hits somebody those hands immediately go down. He’s got a lot of strength and punch and it’s really unusual for a long arm guy to have the level of strength he has.”
Even with plenty of upside to his game still to go, Brown improved during his time at GMC.
“You know, he’s really gotten better with his run blocking technique, that’s one of the biggest things,” Williams said. “He always had a pretty natural set and feel for the pass protection, but developing as a more capable run blocker. He’s really done a nice job in the time he’s been there with us.”
Brown will have three years to play two seasons at Florida and is scheduled to enroll in January.