Caden Brown, a three-star Class of 2024 EDGE from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, New York, has Penn State in his top four, he tweeted Saturday afternoon.
— Caden Brown (@brown11_caden) May 6, 2023
It’s a Big Ten-exclusive list for Brown, who also has Maryland, Michigan State and Rutgers as finalists.
He has an official visit to Rutgers scheduled for the weekend of June 9.
Penn State offered Brown in March 2022. Along with his finalists, Brown has offers from schools such as Boston College, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Nebraska, Pitt, Syracuse, Washington and West Virginia.
Brown lists himself as 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds. His father, Alban, played linebacker at Syracuse in the late 1980s, back when Syracuse still played Penn State regularly before PSU joined the Big Ten.
Brown last visited Penn State in late March.
Penn State doesn’t have any EDGE prospects committed in its 2024 class, which is currently 13 strong and ranked No. 6 according to 247Sports.
From the ’23 Class, four-star edges Jameial Lyons (Philly) and Joseph Mupoyi (St. Thomas More High School) are signed and set to arrive on campus this summer. Four-star Ta’Mere Robinson (Pittsburgh) is also capable of playing on the edge but is more likely to be a linebacker at PSU, pairing up with fellow four-star Tony Rojas (Fairfax, Virginia) to form “T&T.”
Penn State’s top-rated signee of the ’22 cycle is an EDGE rusher. Former five-star Dani Dennis-Sutton (McDonough School) played sporadically in his true freshman season but is set to make a more significant impact in 2023. In coach James Franklin’s post-Blue-White Game presser, he said Dennis-Sutton was “unblockable” during the school’s annual spring game April 15.