The Pitt football program has landed another talented offensive lineman and one that should be able to contribute fairly soon.
This morning, offensive tackle Chase Brown from Lackawanna CC made a verbal commitment to Pitt. Brown will have three years of eligibility for the Panthers.
Brown (6-foot-4, 290 pounds) selected Pitt over other offer from Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, Minnesota and TCU.
“I was planning on taking the rest of my visits but as I was thinking about it this weekend and talking to my family I just thought why wait,” said Brown
“They have everything I like. I like them, they like me and want me and I fit their needs. I decided it was the right decision, talked to my family and decided to commit.”
Brown officially made the announcement today but it’s something he’s known he would be doing for awhile.
“I’ve made my mind made up since I left my visit (a couple of weeks ago). I just thought why go on other visits and I’d just be leading coaches on and that’s not the right thing to do. I already had my mind made up so I pulled the trigger,” said Brown.
🐾HAIL TO PITT 🐾 pic.twitter.com/IoTmd8ifHG
— Chase Brown (@cboogie73) June 12, 2017
Considering he’s already spent a year at James Madison and last year at Lackawanna, Brown has a chance to be an immediate contributor and that appealed to him.
“That’s very important to me. I love playing and trying to be an impact player. But I also know that I have to improve on things, show up there and continue learning and do what they want me to do when I get there. The opportunity to play just adds fuel to me to try and get better.”
Brown becomes Pitt’s 8th verbal commitment and second offensive lineman, joining Butler’s Jake Kradel. If Pitt is able to land Belle Vernon’s Blake Zubovic, that would be a really solid group of offensive lineman for Pitt.