Recruiting: LSU offensive tackle George Brown transfers to Miami Hurricanes

George Brown (247Sports)

George Brown (247Sports)

Miami is in need of offensive tackles, and doesn’t mind getting them via unconventional routes — like the path George Brown is apparently taking.

Brown, who is transferring from LSU, told Miami on Wednesday he had chosen to become a Hurricane. A program source confirmed to The Post that Brown was in town and set to enroll. He will likely join the team Friday. first reported the move.

About Brown:

He is a redshirt freshman who signed with LSU in 2015 and sat out last year. He wore No. 70 for the Tigers.

A 6-foot-7, 283-pound graduate of Cincinnati-Winton Woods High, Brown was a three-star recruit and the 53rd-best offensive tackle in his class, according to 247Sports. ESPN rated him 67th. Rivals was higher, rating him a four-star and No. 16 at his position.

He was reportedly LSU’s second-string right tackle when he decided to transfer. He will have to sit out this year, per NCAA rules, and will have three years of eligibility beginning in 2017.

A former Florida commit, he signed with LSU after the Gators fired Will Muschamp. He was recruited by Miami offensive line coach Stacy Searels, then with Virginia Tech, and also held an offer from then-Georgia coach Mark Richt.

Brown’s older brother, Aaron, played for Virginia Tech (though not while Searels was there) and was recruited by Auburn and Notre Dame. His cousin is Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware. 


Miami’s returning starter at left tackle is Trevor Darling, a junior. The starting right tackle is redshirt junior Sunny Odogwu. The second-string tackle is sophomore Tyree St. Louis. Miami coaches are looking for more talent in the 2017 recruiting class, a group that includes four-star Navaughn Donaldson and could include five-star Alabama commit Alex Leatherwood, who has expressed a strong interest in the Hurricanes.

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