When Maryland four-star linebacker Cameron Brown signed with Penn State last February, many (including us) just assumed he was destined to play defensive end for the Nittany Lions.
At 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds, he just appeared to be too long to be a linebacker. In fact, we tabbed him as the top sleeper in the Class of 2016, saying we envisioned him filling out into a strong defensive end for PSU.
But at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago last week, Lion coach James Franklin dropped Brown's name as one of the newcomers who has been standing out to teammates during informal summer workouts.
So we went to senior Nyeem Wartman-White for the scoop, and — as you will see in the video above — he has been very impressed by what he's seen of the rangy Brown in terms of linebacker skills. LB Brandon Bell chimed in, too.
"Maybe if he turns out to be really good, he could adjust your mind on (what makes) a prototype linebacker,” Wartman-White said.
Be sure to pay close attention to the look on Wartman-White's face when he is asked about Brown.