Offensive Linemen Commit to West Virginia
West Virginia has added a pair of offensive linemen to its football roster.
Mike Brown, who completed his freshman year in 2017 at Eastern Arizona College, has committed to the program after previously verballing to Kansas in December. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Older brother Joe signed with Miami in 2014 and spent two years with the Hurricanes before leaving. BYU was an intended destination, but he is now finishing up classwork at Eastern Arizona. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.
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The additions are hoped to help a West Virginia offensive line that appears very thin heading into spring practice. The Mountaineers have 15 linemen on their current roster, but only 11 of those are on scholarship. They also have three incoming freshmen who have already signed with WVU – Briason Mays, Blaine Scott and Junior Uzebu. Mays and Scott enrolled at WVU earlier this month, while Uzebu is scheduled to join them at West Virginia this summer.
The Brown brothers will figure to push for immediate playing time. Joe, with apparently only one year remaining of college eligibility, was a defensive lineman in high school who made the transition to offensive guard in college. Joe was on the playing roster at Eastern Arizona in 2016, but not in 2017. Mike has primarily played offensive tackle at Eastern Arizona.
Both Browns attended Paramount High School in Compton, Calif.