Brown Ready to Show What He Can Do at PSU

Tuscaloosa, Ala., defender will arrive at University Park Saturday with a bigger frame than expected.

Torrence Brown saw University Park, and the surrounding State College area, for the first in this spring.

The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Academy Class of 2014 signee and defensive end committed to and signed with the Lions sight unseen in February following head coach James Franklin's arrival.

Now, he's ready to come back for the first time since the Blue-White Game, and kick off his first season in blue and white.

"I'm just looking forward to meeting more of the great people that Penn State has on campus," Brown told FOS. "And, of course, hanging with my new bros."

Brown checked in at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds when he inked with the Lions, but a busy offseason has him bulked up to 250 pounds.It can be considered a plus and a minus, as Brown is expected to play defensive end but could also be shifted to linebacker.

"I put on a lot of muscle but I'm still athletic with it. I know I can still play linebacker, but I don't know if they'll put me back there or not."

"I put on a lot of muscle but I'm still athletic with it," he said. "I know I can still play linebacker, but I don't know if they'll put me back there or not."

Flexibility will be key for any and all that suit up for defensive coordinator Bob Shoop's defense this fall, and Brown knows it.

That's why when he arrives Saturday, he won't worry about positioning or playing time, but school work and working out.

Brown plans to major in kinesiology, with the goal of one day being a physical therapist or athletic trainer. He will room with fellow Cass of 2014 signee and Massachusetts native Johnathan Thomas, who is one of three running backs joining the fold this weekend.


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