"He plays well in space," Bowers said. "Generally a big, long kid like that isn't that flexible and kind of lumbers through the line. He's not like that. He runs very, very fluidly. He's just a long, lean kid who can run and he's 6-6. We've had a lot of 6-2 kids who were great football players, but he's 6-6 with that long wingspan."
Brown might get bigger, too, which is another one of his odd goals. Brown said a doctor has told him his ankles and his upper body could stretch some more and add a few inches. Whether that happens or not, he'll eat smart and shrewdly add another 40 pounds before he arrives on campus next summer.
"I'm trying to shoot up to 6-9," he said. "My dad's 6-8, so being 6-9 would be fine. I need to add weight, too. Getting up to 315 would be nice. That'd be perfect actually."
Brown said that while he wouldn't consider another offer, whether for defensive end or offensive lineman, he still might take visits to other schools. He doesn't know if that attention will come, though.
Before accepting WVU's offer, he'd only had serious discussions with Akron and UTEP and both said they'd offer Brown a scholarship if he went to their camp.
Once he camped at WVU and celebrated his offer, the phone calls and letters in the mail slowed to a halt. His first offer might be his only one.
"I'm fine with that," he said. "That's where I wanted to go."
There were some shaky moments before it was settled, though. Brown wanted WVU before WVU wanted him, but he said there were hints long ago that he'd be offered a scholarship. That was before offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh left for Oklahoma.
"I was worried about that for a second," he said. "I looked on (Rivals.com) and what different Division I schools needed for the 2014 recruiting class and Oklahoma needed linemen. I sent a tape to Oklahoma and heard back from them."
Before that ever went anywhere, safeties coach Tony Gibson resurrected the relationship between WVU and Brown and Brown soon bought what offensive line coach Ron Crook was selling.
"Everything felt right," Brown said. "I've been to a couple camps and they teach the same pass sets and the do the same double-team techniques we do. I feel like it's the right fit."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.