Virginia Tech was the first program to offer the rising JUCO offensive line prospect.
"Virginia Tech has four guys graduating and a fifth guy who could wind up leaving early, so they need a guy who can come in and be ready to play right away," Brown told JCFootball.com recently. "They said they wanted a physical and smart player and they liked what my coaches had to say about me."
As a redshirt freshman last season, Brown started every game for Lackawanna with several at left tackle and the rest at right tackle.
"I have no problem moving inside if that is where I'm needed," Brown noted. "I'm not going to put guys on their back every play, I have good feet and can get a good angle on them, depending on what the call is and also I have good football smarts so it allows me to look at the defensive lineman's stance and that allows me to figure out what they are trying to do.
"I always study my opponents and I think that's another thing that helps set me apart from the rest."
As a prep at Briar Woods (Broadlands, Va.) High School, Brown decided to sign with James Madison, but after a year there, he decided to leave and get a fresh start.
"I was looking at ASA, but Lackawanna just felt like a better fit for me," Brown recalled. "I liked the staff here a lot and felt like it would be the best opportunity for me to get noticed and also work on academics and overall game."
Brown is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2017 football season.