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LSU OL George Brown, Jr. Officially Transfers To Miami

George Brown, Jr., a former LSU offensive tackle, has officially enrolled at Miami as a transfer.

Brown, a former three-star recruit out of Cincinnati listed at 6-foot-7, played at LSU for one season after joining as a member of the 2015 class. He will have to sit out a year, and will be eligible for three seasons beginning in 2017.

Brown had been very active in discussing the 'Canes on Twitter, and today, the program officially introduced him as its newest member.

From Miami's official release on Brown joining the program.

Offensive lineman George Brown, Jr., has enrolled at the University of Miami and will begin practicing with the Hurricanes football team.

Brown, who spent the first season of his collegiate career at LSU, must sit out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer regulations. He will be eligible to compete for the Hurricanes in 2017.

Considered one of the nation’s top prospects out of high school in 2015, Brown Jr. was ranked as a four-star prospect and the No. 199 player regardless of position by Rivals. He was ranked a three-star prospect by ESPN, 247Sports and Scout.

Brown's father, George Brown Sr., explained his son's departure from LSU a few weeks ago, while still expressing admiration for Les Miles' program.

From The Advocate:

“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.”

247Sports ranked Brown the No. 53 offensive tackle in the 2015 class, and the No. 24 recruit out of Ohio.