The nation's No. 17 running back announced his commitment to the Mountaineers after competing in Sunday's The Opening Regional at the New York Jets' practice facility. He said North Carolina and Florida were also high on his list, but West Virginia had a different feel than other schools.
"I feel comfortable there. I feel like I can call it home," said Brown, who plays at Smyrna (Del.) High. "It's gorgeous there. Coach (Dana) Holgorsen, he and I have a great relationship."
West Virginia and Brown have a few ties, which aided in his decision.
Brown's former school was Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian, which sent Daikiel Shorts, Wendell Smallwood and David Sills to West Virginia. Brown was offered by the Mountaineers early in the process, and he never forgot that.
"I have a great relationship with West Virginia," Brown said. "Their whole coaching staff loves me. I really enjoy being around all the coaches and the players at West Virginia."
When Brown was deciding on a school, there were several things he wanted to see before making a choice.
"Depth chart, the education, and do we have a vibe where we can really be close?" Brown said. "Football is football, if you're an athlete, you're going to perform in any type of offense."