Friday, December 19, 2014

Justin Brown to ... Penn State

Delaware wide receiver Justin Brown has ended the suspense and is going to be a Nittany Lion. The four-star senior made it official at a 2 p.m. news conference at his high school in Wilmington.

Justin Brown to ... Penn State

Delaware wide receiver Justin Brown has ended the suspense and is going to be a Nittany Lion. The four-star senior made it official at a 2 p.m. news conference at his high school in Wilmington.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Brown picked Penn State over Rutgers. He fills a hole at wide receiver with the departures of Deon Butler, Jordan Norwood and Derrick Williams. Brett Brackett, Graham Zug and Derek Moye are expected to be the starters next season, but Brown could come in and compete for one of the spots.

Penn State lost out on top-ranked linebacker Jelani Jenkins earlier today -- he chose Florida -- but some consider bagging Brown more important for the Lions. The only other recruit left on the board is Massachusetts defensive back Jim Noel.

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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