Offensive lineman George Brown, Jr. will leave the LSU football program without ever playing a game for the Tigers. His father told The Advocate on Monday that his son would be transferring away from the school.
“He felt better to go with another staff and go play somewhere else. He’s not mad at LSU,” George Brown, Sr. said. “LSU is a great school, great place to be. We love LSU. I’m not the one playing. My son decided he wanted to be somewhere else. He didn’t feel that was the place for him. We don’t have an issue. We love coach [Les] Miles and all of the staff there. He just decided that he would take his talents other places.”
The 6-7, 290-pound lineman will transfer to either Miami, Michigan State, Penn State or UCLA. If he plays for the Spartans or Nittany Lions, he would be much closer to his hometown of Cincinnati. However, Miami and UCLA obviously aren’t, so location probably wasn’t a factor in his decision to transfer. None of those schools are in the SEC, but his father didn’t say the conference was a reason either.
“He wants to be at a different place,” Brown, Sr. added. “That’s it.”
Brown, Jr. will sit out this season under NCAA transfer rules and will be a third-year sophomore next season.
The lineman was rated as a three-star prospect and the 53rd-best overall offensive tackle in the 2015 recruiting class according to 247 Sports, but he was ranked as high as 16th at his position by another recruiting website, according to The Advocate.