Said Brown via social media: “I want to thank God for allowing me to continue to play the game I love. I would like to thank the University of Florida, Coach (Billy) Napier and Coach (Ryan) O’Hara for the opportunity to be a Gator. I would also like to thank my teammates and Gator Nation.”
Brown started in place of the injured Graham Mertz against FSU and completed 9 of 16 passes for 86 yards and an interception in the 24-15 loss.
Brown, an Oklahoma native, will have three years of eligibility at his next school.
Here’s some info on Brown as a recruit:
HIGH SCHOOL: Tulsa (Okla.) Lincoln Christian School
RANKING: No. 62 QB, No. 1066 overall (On3 Industry)
SIGNED WITH FLORIDA OVER: Flipped to the Gators from Central Michigan not long after Billy Napier became coach. Washington also got involved late.
BY THE NUMBERS: As a senior, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Brown completed 167 of 235 passes for 2,750 yards, 41 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He rushed for 1,343 yards and 20 touchdowns on 7.8 yards per carry.
Brown’s team went 13-1 and lost only in the Class 3A championship game. He was the 3-3A District MVP.
Brown was limited to 87 passing yards on five completions in the state final. However, he rushed for 176 yards and a touchdown 28 carries.
Brown led his baseball team to a district title. He was ranked as the No. 10 overall baseball prospect in Oklahoma by Perfect Game.
WHAT WAS SAID ABOUT HIM AS A RECRUIT: -“Max is an extremely talented and hard-working young man. He was an unbelievable leader and competitor in is his time here at Lincoln. He put in many, many hours of work to get himself ready for this opportunity.” — Lincoln Christian coach Jerry Ricke.
NOTABLE: Brown’s father, Corey Brown, played receiver at Tulsa, where he had 88 career catches.
Transfer portal background information
The NCAA Transfer Portal is a private database with names of student-athletes who wish to transfer. It is not accessible to the public.
The process of entering the portal is done through a school’s compliance office. Once a player provides written notification of an intent to transfer, the office enters the player’s name in the database and everything is off and running. The compliance office has 48 hours to comply with the player’s request and that request cannot be refused.
Once a player’s name shows up in the portal, other schools can contact the player. Players can change their minds at any point and withdraw from the portal. However, once a player enters the portal, the current scholarship no longer has to be honored. In other words, if a player enters the portal but decides to stay, the school is not obligated to provide a scholarship anymore.
The database is a normal database, sortable by a variety of topics, including (of course) sport and name. A player’s individual entry includes basic details such as contact info, whether the player was on scholarship and whether the player is transferring as a graduate student.
A player can ask that a “do not contact” tag be placed on the report. In those instances, the players don’t want to be contacted by schools unless they’ve initiated the communication.
He currently does not have an On3 NIL Valuation publicly listed. The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets high school and college athletes’ projected annual value (PAV). The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.
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