Georgia got some bad news on its offensive line on Thursday when it was revealed that Kolton Houston—the presumed starter at right tackle in 2012—is ineligible after failing a test for a banned substance two-and-a-half years ago.
Friday brought better news to the Georgia program.
While he won't help them this season, 6'8", 350-pound offensive guard Trenton Brown from Georgia Military College committed to play his football between the hedges in 2013, according to Radi Nabulsi of ESPN.com.
#Dawgs pick up a impact JUCO offensive lineman in 6-foot-8, 350 lbs Trenton Brown. Bobo and Friend have been recruiting him since 9th grade.— Radi Nabulsi ESPN (@RadiNabulsi) August 3, 2012
Brown is rated as the No. 2 junior college offensive tackle prospect in the country, according to 247Sports.com. He chose the Bulldogs over Ole Miss and Florida, and will have two years of eligibility left when he arrives on campus.
He joins a Bulldog recruiting class that also features three other offensive linemen in center Brandon Kublanow, guard Josh Cardiello and tackle Aulden Bynum.
Brown is the type of player that can come in and make an immediate impact for the Bulldogs, and is a big commitment for Mark Richt and company.
It all starts up front, and while that may be an issue for the 2012 edition of the Georgia Bulldogs, it's looking like this team will be just fine in 2013 and beyond.