2025 Gators legacy DL recruit stoked over Florida football offer

Billy Napier and his staff have been handing out scholarship offers now that Florida football’s recruiting efforts have shifted gears from the 2023 cycle to the future. While the NCAA’s dead period is currently in effect that has not slowed down the Gators on the recruiting trail.

One of the student-athletes who received an offer from UF on Tuesday was 2025 in-state defensive lineman Brandon Brown out of Melbourne (Florida) Eau Gallie, who is a legacy at the University of Florida. Subsequently, the 6-foot-2-inch, 275-pound trench warrior was elated by the Orange and Blue’s gesture.

“The UF offer is huge. I have relatives that played for them and I grew up watching Gators football,” Brown told Gators Online’s Corey Bender. “I love that they are turning the program around and I think coach Napier has developed relationships to be successful there.”

Brown has connections with Florida through his uncle Joe Cohen, who is a former Gators defensive lineman, as well as his cousin Marcus Maye, who now plays safety in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints.

He noted a desire to make it to campus in March for his first face-to-face meeting with Napier and Co. but has not locked in a date as of yet. The head coach along with assistant coach William Peagler have been working hard to recruit him on his home turf in the meantime.

“Coach Napier and coach Peagler came by a couple of weeks ago and I know they really liked my film,” Brown said. “My coach had been telling me they will eventually get to it as a staff and hopefully they like it; obviously they did. I’ve talked to them a few times through my coach.”

Neither 247Sports nor On3 have any data on the high school sophomore.

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