Signed: Journey Brown Brings Electric Speed to the Penn State Offense

By Bill DiFilippo on February 1, 2017 at 7:50 am
Journey Brown

Welcome to National Signing Day 2017 here at Roar Lions Roar. Make sure to check out all of our other Signing Day coverage today and in the coming days, and make sure to check out each profile of the newest Nittany Lions as they come in. (All photos you see below are courtesy of 247Sports)

Once Penn State offered Journey Brown, it seemed like a foregone conclusion. The talented three-star running back was going to become a Nittany Lion once an offer was extended. With his commitment, Penn State got a dude with killer speed and high school numbers that'll make your head spin.

Journey Brown
Position: Running Back
Height/Weight: 5'11/194
High School: Meadville Area Senior High School (Pa.)
247Composite Rank: ★★★(0.8472)
Positional Rank: No. 906 Overall, No. 52 Running Back, No. 14 in Pennsylvania
Commitment Date: January 12, 2017

Scouting Report

Speed kills. There aren't many people with speed like Brown – not football players, just in general. This dude is stupid fast. Here is proof.

His high school workload proves that Brown can carry the load for a team. His speed shows he can punish defenses that lose him. Put them together and you have a guy with the potential to be a devastating change-of-pace back out of the Penn State backfield.

Moving Forward

Brown probably has a Yellow-to-Red light. The thing working in his favor is his game-changing speed, and you can always use more guys who are capable of blowing past defenders.

Still, with how stacked Penn State is at essentially every skill position on offense, and considering that the Nittany Lions have plenty of players who can make an impact in the return game, there's really no point in using up a year of Brown's eligibility. He's also a little thin, coming in at 194 lbs. 


2017 Running Back Scholarship Chart
2018 Commits
Mark Allen*
Andre Robinson*
Journey Brown
Saquon Barkley
Miles Sanders

* denotes redshirt season taken

Welcome to Penn State, Journey.