Ga­tors land for­mer Georgia com­mit OL Braun of Suwan­nee

Orlando Sentinel - - SPORTS WEEKEND - By Chris Hays

The Florida Ga­tors took a huge step in helping to shore up their offensive line through re­cruit­ing Fri­day when four-star Live Oak Suwan­nee High tackle Josh Braun flipped his com­mit­ment from Georgia to UF.

With less than a week be­fore Wed­nes­day’s early Na­tional Sign­ing Day for the 2020 class, the Ga­tors now have five offensive line­men — in­clud­ing three tackles — com­mit­ted among their 23 pledges.

With Braun’s pledge, UF’s 2020 re­cruit­ing class ranks No. 6 na­tion­ally, ac­cord­ing to 247Sports.com’s com­pos­ite rank­ings.

Braun, the younger brother of for­mer Kis­sim­mee Osce­ola tackle Parker

Braun, who went on to star at Georgia Tech, helps ad­dress a huge need for the Ga­tors.

The 6-foot-6, 325 pound

Braun will give the Ga­tors an­other im­me­di­ate op­tion at tackle and they’ll need fresh­men to step up with starter Stone Forsythe, the for­mer West Or­ange star, grad­u­at­ing. Cur­rent start­ing guard Richard Gouriage, a red­shirt fresh­man, is also con­sid­ered the back-up left tackle. Florida re­turns start­ing right tackle Jean De­lance, a red­shirt ju­nior, and be­hind him is fresh­man Michael Tar­quin, but be­yond that, UF has lim­ited ex­pe­ri­ence.

Two other tackles are also com­mit­ted in Is­siah Walker of Mi­ami Nor­land and Gerald Mincey of Fort Lauderdale Car­di­nal Gib­bons, as well as a pair of guards in Richie Leonard of Co­coa and Jovens Jan­vier of Mi­ami Chris­tian.

COUR­TESY 247SPORTS

Josh Brown of Live Oak Suwan­nee has com­mit­ted to the Florida Ga­tors.

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