West Virginia Gets Second Commit of Weekend In Safety Eugene Brown

West Virginia received its second defensive back commitment of the weekend when Eugene Brown announced his choice of the Mountaineers on Sunday night.

Brown, a hard hitting safety, joined Lackawanna cornerback Alex Woods on West Virginia's 2017 football commitment list. That boosts the Mountaineers' total to five, and should alleviate some of the concerns voiced just weeks ago, when WVU had but one verbal on its list. Brown chose WVU over offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, North Carolina State and Wake Forest.

A very physical player who thrives on contact and counts it as one of his favorite things on defense, Brown could play at any of West Virginia's three safety positions.


"Brown is a very physical presence in the secoindary. He is always on the attack and loves contact," Scout.com recruiting analyst Chad Simmons said. "He is grea tin run support and solid in coverage. He does need to improve his footwork and not be overly aggressive, but he flashes good instincts and has a solid frame. He's a safety wo could be used some in the box. He may not have the biggest frame, but he plays big."

A three-star prospect, Brown is rated as the number eight safety in the state of Georgia. He is also ranked 33rd in the South Region and 83rd nationally.

West Virginia 2017 Football Verbal Commitment List

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