Penn State football fans won't get to see Torrence Brown and Christian Campbell on the field for at least a few months, probably for a year.
Brown and Campbell will get their first chance to see those fans - and Penn State itself - this weekend, though.
Brown and Campbell both signed with the Nittany Lions back in February out of Alabama without even stepping on the University Park campus. The pair of late 2014 recruits finally will take their official visits to Penn State to see the Blue-White Game.
Brown, the defensive end from Tuscaloosa, and Christian, the defensive back from Phenix City, are scheduled to arrive in Happy Valley today. The Blue-White Game - Penn State's annual intrasquad scrimmage that wraps up spring practice - is on Saturday at Beaver Stadium, scheduled for a 1:33 p.m. kickoff. It will be preceded by an autograph session with Nittany Lion players and followed by a press conference with new coach James Franklin.
Both Alabama recruits seem to be as eager to get that first glimpse of Penn State that Lion followers are to get that first glimpse of Franklin's team. There's definitely a high level of anticipation.
"The coaches have sent me pictures of everything and video of the campus. I just want to see if it lives up to what they sold me. I just want to feel at home and see what they have to offer me," said Brown, who got a scholarship offer from Lion assistant Brent Pry one day before signing day when it became likely Penn State was going to lose defensive end recruit Lloyd Tubman - Brown decommitted