Pitt received some good news this afternoon, as Chase Brown committed to the Panthers’ football program. Chase Brown is a 6’6” 310 pound offensive tackle that plays for Lackawanna College in Scranton. He is a junior college transfer, and will have two years to play for Pitt starting next season.
Brown chose Pitt over offers from Virginia Tech, TCU, and Minnesota among others. He is not graded by most of the recruiting sites at the time, as rankings with junior college players always seem to take some time to get their official star ranking. He is a three-star by 247 sports, and checks in as the 34th best Junior College prospect nationally.
Brown initially started his college career at James Madison before taking the Junior College route. He is a native of Ashburn, Virginia and attended Briar Woods High School. Here is a better look at Brown as a player.
Pitt is also actively recruiting Lackawanna’s other offensive tackle, TJ Bradley. Perhaps landing Brown helps them with his recruitment. With Pitt potentially losing both tackles after this upcoming season, going the junior college route makes sense to help replenish the offensive line quickly.
As it has been noted a number of times, Pitt’s recruiting seems to pick up in June, and that’s the case once again. Brown is the fourth recruit to commit this month, and there are a few others on the horizon. Pitt may land 2-3 more recruits before the calendar switches over to July.