The Florida Gators have two recruits heading to Gainesville in the 2013 class in Kasey Hill and Chris Walker, but the lingering question of it Billy Donovan is looking to add one more recruit has yet to be answered.
One possibility for the Gators was to explore the transfer market, especially after having success in attracting Dorian Finney-Smith and Damontre Harris during last year’s transfer season. And now a potential transfer option has once again emerged for the Gators.
Virginia Tech sophomore shooting guard Robert Brown announced nearly two weeks ago that he was transferring from the Hokies basketball program in hopes of moving closer to his family that resides in Clermont, Fla.
Brown, who stands at 6-foot-5, 190-pounds, was the Hokies’ third-leading scorer with 8. 3 points per game and started 25 games for Virginia Tech this season.
With the hopes of moving closer to his family in Clermont, Fla., Brown has talked with UAB and UCF, but has another school in mind that would really catch his attention.
“I’ve always wanted to play at Florida,” Brown said. “Anything I can do to get there, I’ll do it.”
Although his family lives in Clermont, Brown was born in Gainesville, which is one of the reasons he’s held the University of Florida in such high regard.
“I haven’t talked with the coaches yet, but I would love to,” he added about the possibility of playing for Florida. “If the coaches expressed interest in me, it would really impact my decision.”
Virginia Tech did not restrict Brown from certain schools, but the sophomore guard is making sure he takes his time during this process.
“I’m waiting to make the right decision,” he said.
As mentioned before, the Gators scored a transfer from Dorian Finney-Smith last offseason, who also played for the Hokies before transferring to Florida. Brown recently spoke with Finney-Smith about his interest in Florida.
“I just texted Dorian [about Florida], so if the coaches contact me, I’ll talk to them,” Brown said.
Coming out of high school, Brown was regarded as a lights-out shooter, but suffered through a shooting slump during the middle part of his sophomore season. Brown can also play above the rim and has shown the ability to be an effective slasher as well as a shooter.