According to to Bill Greene of Scout.com, ex-LSU offensive lineman George Brown Jr. has transferred to Miami and will enroll when school begins on Friday. After never playing a snap for Les Miles and the Tigers, Brown announced this week that he was transferring from the school.
LSU transfer George Brown has enrolled at Miami to play for the Canes. Starts school Friday. There now. #CANES
— Bill Greene (@BillBankGreene) August 24, 2016
Brown sat on the sidelines last season as redshirt.
He will have to sit out this season as per transfer rules, but starting in the 2017 season Brown will have three years of eligibility left with the Hurricanes.
“He felt better to go with another staff and go play somewhere else. He’s not mad at LSU,” George Brown, Sr. recently told The Advocate. “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.”
Brown, a 6’6”, 290-pound offensive tackle from Cincinnati, Ohio (Winton Woods High) was rated as a 3-star recruit coming out of the 2015 class according to 247Sports. The site ranked him a the No. 471 overall prospect in the 2015 class and the 53rd-best offensive tackle in the country. 247Sports also regarded Brown as the 24th-best football player in the state of Ohio for that class.
Miami is coming off a 2015 season in which it went 8-5 overall and 5-3 in the ACC, where it finished third in the Coastal Division. The Hurricanes ended their season with a loss to Washington State in the Hyundai Sun Bowl.
The Hurricanes will begin the Mark Richt era with a home game against Florida A&M on Saturday, September 3.