Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes four-star defensive end Naquan Brown traveled to Gainesville Tuesday for his first ever visit to campus.
“It was real nice down there,” Brown said. “I love the environment. I love the coaches too…It was a very nice experience for the first time being down there.”
While there the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder spoke mostly with safeties coach Ron English, as the coaching staff was in the midst of Signing Day and bowl game preparation responsibilities. The two talked about how Florida — a team with consistently strong defense in the Southeastern Conference — would be a good fit for the No. 7 weak-side defensive end in the country and the prospect of continued trips to Florida.
“(Coach English said) I could more — like — build more of a relationship with them, and stuff like that, if I keep coming back down, and it’s gonna be…something good,” said Brown.
When asked about his top schools, Brown listed LSU, Penn State, Michigan and Virginia Tech — who gave him his first Division I offer in February of 2019.
Brown then added: “But hopefully I’ll be with Florida soon. They’ll be one of my top (schools). ‘Cause I really loved myself down there.”
At this point in his recruiting process, besides Florida, Brown has only visited the two home-state schools: Virginia Tech and Virginia.
He plans on taking some of his official visits in April or May of 2020 and would like to attend some spring games. Brown says that he is “hoping that Florida will be one of them.”
Brown is ranked as the No. 123 ranked prospect in the nation according to the 247 Sports Composite
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