Brown Talks Pitt Commitment

2018 Lackawanna OT Chase Brown (6-6, 310) ended the suspense earlier today on where he will finish out his football career following the 2017 football season by committing to Pittsburgh,,,

Brown announced his commitment to the Panthers early this morning.

"I took a visit there about two weeks ago and I loved it," Brown told "I liked the facilities a lot and it's pretty close to home, so that was a big thing for me, and they did a good job of showing me the advantages of their academics plus all of the internship possibilities.

"As far as football, I really liked the coaches a lot and the way they coach. When I called them, they were all really happy I was committing."

Brown, who could play on either side of the line, is being projected by the Pitt staff to play right tackle.

"It doesn't really matter to me which side I'm on," Brown said. 

The talented offensive line prospect chose Pittsburgh over offers from Cincinnati, Colorado State, Minnesota, TCU, Temple, UCF and Virginia Tech.

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 told back in May. "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.

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