Whenever defensive lineman recruit Lloyd Tubman, who had flipped from Vanderbilt to Penn State, decided to decommit from the Nittany Lions just days before National Signing Day, that left an open scholarship for new head coach James Franklin to work with. He quickly put it to work, offering it to Torrence Brown, an athlete from Alabama who had previously committed to Southern Mississippi.
The Nittany Lions got into the game late on Brown, but that didn’t matter. Lions247 reported on Wednesday morning that Brown had given a commitment to the Nittany Lions.
— Lions247 (@Lions247) February 5, 2014
Brown is a 3-star recruit who before committing to Southern Miss, had offers from the likes of West Virginia, Arizona State and North Carolina State.
At six-foot-four, 228 pounds, Brown played a variety of positions at Tuscaloosa Academy. He saw time at running back, wide receiver, linebacker, defensive end and tight end and was recruited by most as a linebacker. However, Franklin said in his press conference on Wednesday that Brown would play defensive end for the Nittany Lions.
Brown became the 20th commitment to Penn State, meaning that the class is now full when the five early enrollees are added in.
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