Florida Football Recruiting: Vernell Brown III is down to his final four schools

The four-star legacy wide receiver has the Gators still in the running

Little by little the big board for Florida Football is going to get some final answers in the coming weeks.

One of the players they are after is a prospect that would feel like a big whiff if the Gators are unable to keep him home.

Florida Football: No Place Like Home

We profiled Vernell Brown III back in February when he cut his list of schools down to 11. Brown's father, Vernell Brown Jr., was a defensive back for the Gators from 2001 to 2005 and had a stint with the Gators as the Senior Director of Student-Athlete Development.

Out of Orlando, we said of the Brown who still has college eligibility that:

"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."

According to On3, Brown III has been on campus in Gainesville eight times and has an official visit lined up in June. His final four also includes FSU, Miami, and Ohio State. Despite the fact he has only made it to Columbus twice, though he does have an official visit lined up at the end of this month, Brown III is considered a favorite to land with the Buckeyes.

Steve Wiltfong, now with On3, and Tom Loy both logged crystal ball projections on 247 back in March that Brown II would commit to Ohio State.

There are some prospects who don't wind up with Florida where we are able to say "Well, onto the next one." Brown III doesn't feel like a prospect the Gators are going to want to lose out on though and this one will sting considering the family lineage if he opts to go elsewhere.