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OU football: Penn State receiver Justin Brown considering transfer to Oklahoma

Penn State wide receiver Justin Brown has been in contact with Oklahoma coaches and could announce in the coming days that he'll transfer there, he confirmed to The Oklahoman.
by Jason Kersey Published: August 2, 2012

/articleid/3697644/1/pictures/1790894">Photo - Penn State University football wide receiver Justin Brown, right, leaves the Lasch Football building after a team meetings explaining the ramifications of the NCAA sanctions against the Penn State University football program in State College, Pa.,  Monday, July 23, 2012.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) ORG XMIT: PAGP127
Penn State University football wide receiver Justin Brown, right, leaves the Lasch Football building after a team meetings explaining the ramifications of the NCAA sanctions against the Penn State University football program in State College, Pa., Monday, July 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) ORG XMIT: PAGP127

Brown might take pressure off junior Kenny Stills, who is OU's only active receiver or tight end with a career Division I reception. True freshman Trey Metoyer looks like a budding superstar, and the other newcomers are getting rave reviews, but having another talented, seasoned pass-catcher would undoubtedly be a boost.

Veteran wideouts Jaz Reynolds and Trey Franks were reinstated Wednesday from their May suspensions — and Kameel Jackson could also be reinstated soon — but they are still going to miss a “considerable” amount of games, coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday.

Brown is 6-foot-3, which would make him tied with incoming junior-college transfer Lacoltan Bester as OU's tallest wideout.

He also has been Penn State's punt returner since arriving on campus, averaging 8.1 yards a return last season.

Brown is on schedule to graduate in January, just three-and-a-half years after starting college classes, Kosanovich said, adding that from their conversations, he doesn't think transferring credits will be a problem.

“He's got some options,” Kosanovich said. “He was never redshirted, so he could go somewhere, practice a year and get his master's.

“I'm pretty sure he's interested in the (NFL), and he's certainly got the tools to do that.”

Brown has played it close to the vest throughout his decision-making process, so Kosanovich said he really doesn't know which way Brown's leaning. During the phone interview Thursday, Brown did say staying at Penn State was still an option he's considering.

“He comes from a very solid family,” Kosanovich said. “His mother and father are very involved with him.

“Whatever they're going to do, it's going to be well thought by the family and himself.”

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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