Lackawanna C.C. offensive tackle Chase Brown recently received an offer from Pitt and now plans on checking out the school.
Brown (6-5, 315) tells Pittsburgh Sports Now that he’ll arrive in Pittsburgh on Thursday to meet with the Panther coaches.
Brown received an offer from Pitt back on May 20 and also holds offers from Virginia Tech, TCU, Minnesota and Cincinnati.
“They came to one of my practices in spring ball and I was able to meet their offensive line coach. Then recently all of their coaches followed me on Twitter and the next day I had the offer,” said Brown.
“The coaches told me how they’re going to be losing some lineman after this season and they need some players that can come in and play right away.”
Considering that he’s gotten some early experience at James Madison and then Lackawanna C.C., Brown feels that gives him an advantage over players coming to college right out of high school.
“I was at JMU for a year and that matured me a lot even though I didn’t play. Now I’m at Lackawanna that’s helped me mature even more, I feel like wherever I go, I can step in and play early,” said Brown.
Whichever school Brown selects, he’ll have two years of eligibility remaining.
The big offensive tackle tells me that the strength of his game is his pass protection and that over the last year, his run blocking has improved. He also says that if needed, he’s capable of moving inside and playing the guard position as well.
Now that he’s going through the recruiting process again, I asked Brown some things that will be important to him.
“The coaching staff. I like coaches that actually care about their players. Not interested in coaches that are bouncing around from school to school always looking for another job. Obviously I want to win too,” said Brown.
While on Twitter, Brown saw something about Pat Narduzzi that caught his eye and is giving him more interest in Pitt.
“I saw that their head coach he really uses positive reinforcement with the players. When they do something good, he lets them know about it and doesn’t just yell at them. I like that a lot, that’s just the coaching style I like. If I do something right tell me that and when I’m not, teach me so I get it right and do it the correct way.”
Once again, Chase Brown will make a visit to Pitt this coming Thursday.