Florida State linebacker Josh Brown is going through his first spring as a Seminole after early enrolling in January, and has already made a big impact. Brown is in on every special teams unit, and is rotating in with the first team during practice.
Head coach Jimbo Fisher was pleased with Brown's performance during the offseason workout sessions, but was waiting to see how he would translate that to the field.
"...And what we're getting out of Josh Brown so far," Fisher said. "Coming in as an early freshman, I know that, but man this guy has stood out to us as far as drills. Now he has to take it to the field and learn."
Brown has apparently translated that success to the field, and coach Fisher has once again taken notice of the talented young linebacker. He wants him to get as much experience as possible early, and that's why he's on the special teams units. That and his ability to make plays.
“Big, long athletic body, young guy and that’s how you get him experience on the field, making plays," Fisher said. "You talk about a smart, instinctive, and very high character young man who does all the things right for the right reasons. I love what he’s doing.”
Brown has not only impressed the coaching staff though. One of Florida State's top defenders has been very impressed by what Brown has brought to the table so far.
"Josh Brown," James said. "He comes out here and works every day... I think Josh is the one that's giving giving all he got."
Florida State needs Brown to be the impact player that they thought he could be with the lack of experienced depth at the position. Through the short time he's been in Tallahassee, it looks like he's on the right track to do just that.