Georgia CB Brown Sweet On Penn State

The Nittany Lions moved to the top of his list last week. On Monday, he committed to James Franklin's program. UPDATE: Quotes and junior highlights added.

Over the weekend, Georgia CB D.J. Brown said Penn State was his leader. After checking out Happy Valley for the recent Blue-White Game, he said he intended to get back to town once more in the summer and then again in the fall. Further, he said he had no visits to other schools planned.

"I could decide at anytime,” Brown said. “I don't really have a set date, but I am thinking about my decision right now."

If it sounded like he was on the brink of committing to James Franklin's Nittany Lions, that's because he was.

Brown called the PSU staff with his decision Monday.

"All I heard was a lot of yelling and screaming,” he said.

So why Penn State?

"The relationship with the coaching staff, the chance of playing early and the Penn State academics," Brown said.

Brown is a 5-foot-10, 170-pounder who is a three-star prospect as rated by He is the eighth member of PSU's Class of 2017 and the first DB to join the group.

He did not attend the Nittany Lions' satellite camp in Georgia last spring. In fact, things did not really heat up with Penn State until the end of the year.

"Coach (Terry) Smith started recruiting me hard in December,” Brown said. "The interest between Penn State and myself only got higher and higher (from there)."'s Patrick Loney contributed to this story.


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