Florida Football Recruiting: Vernell Brown III is a human joystick

The four-star legacy athlete is down to his final 11 schools

Wildwood   s Vernell Brown III (1) runs with the ball during a 2021 preseason jamboree at Leesburg
Wildwood s Vernell Brown III (1) runs with the ball during a 2021 preseason jamboree at Leesburg / PAUL RYAN / USA TODAY NETWORK
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We have highlighted a handful of wide receiver prospects that Florida Football has offered in the recent weeks. When looking at a prospect we take the same approach, we look at their star rating but we also value their film.

And when it comes to Vernell Brown III, his film is top notch and worth a watch.

Florida Football: What Can Brown Do For You?

Brown is a four-star athlete out of Jones High School in Orlando. Listed at 5'11" and 175 pounds, he is a consensus four-star from all the services, with Rivals grading him the highest at 216th overall.

If it was up to us, we would grade him as a top 150 prospect because he is a nightmare to guard on film.

His burst off the line is immediate and his speed to get behind secondaries causes consistent problems for opponents. When in space, opponents have zero hope of tackling him and every time he touches the ball is a chance for six points.

Brown is a two-way player, but projects best as a wide receiver. What seems to be working against his ranking is his height, but his play style is similar to that of Tre Wilson and height doesn't seem to slow Wilson down either.

Brown recently narrowed down to his final 11 schools, with Florida in the mix. Working in favor of the Gators is that his father is Vernell Brown Jr., a defensive back with Florida from 2001 through 2005 and the former Senior Director of Student-Athlete Development at Florida before leaving the position to work directly with Anthony Richardson.

If we had our pick of recent prospects we have reviewed, Brown III would be high on our list and is someone the Gators can hopefully secure to play in Gainesville like his father.