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Blessed & Honored: 12/3/2019

The postseason accolades are beginning to roll in for Penn State commits


Last week, JUCO safety commit Ji’Ayir Brown was named the 2019 Northeast Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year. This came on the heels of a season in which Brown recorded 26 tackles, 3 interceptions, and a fumble recovery. He was a key cog on a Falcon defense that will play for a JUCO National Championship this Thursday.

Like fellow Lackawanna Falcon product Jaquan Brisker did this season, Brown will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact next fall. Depending on how things shake out at safety, Brown may even have the opportunity to start for Brent Pry’s unit next fall.

At the prep level, Susquehanna defensive tackle Fatorma Mulbah also took home some hardware.

Mulbah was named a Mini-Maxwell Award recipient as one of the Pennsylvania's 50 best players. Mulbah is one of the most underrated members of Penn State’s 2020 recruiting class. Being a recipient of a Mini-Maxwell is just another example of this.


Over the weekend a future Nittany Lion took home state championship as defensive tackle Cole Brevard finished his high school career as a state champion in Indiana. In a 20-17 victory for the Carmel Greyhounds, Brevard recorded 3 tackles. Brevard finished his senior campaign with 46 tackles, 2.0 tackles for a loss, a sack, and three forced fumbles.

Brevard is one of the Nittany Lions’ highest rated commits for a reason. He is athletic, plays with a low pad level, already has FBS size, and possesses good strength. It would not be a surprise to see him play as a true freshman next fall.

Congrats, Cole, for going out on top in high school!


The Nittany Lions hosted a small group of visitors for their regular season ending 27-6 victory over Rutgers. One notable visitor though was 2021 offensive lineman Bryce Biggs.

Biggs attends Spring Valley High School in Huntington, West Virginia. This is a school that running backs coach JaJuan Seider has a lot of ties to as a West Virginia native. Offensive line coach Matt Limegrove and wide receivers coach Gerad Parker have strong ties to Spring Valley as well.

Biggs does not yet hold a Penn State offer. However, he has been on campus multiple times. If the Nittany Lions were to offer Biggs, they are likely to become big players in his recruitment.