The Northwestern Wildcats have added former Oregon Ducks wide receiver Jalen Brown, who will pursue his Master’s degree at Northwestern after graduating from Oregon in the spring. He will have two years of eligibility remaining because he has only played two collegiate seasons so far. It took him roughly three and a half years to get his undergraduate degree.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Brown reeled in 17 catches for the Ducks last year, his redshirt sophomore season, racking up 318 yards and three touchdowns. He also threw a 33-yard touchdown last season. He saw limited time as a redshirt freshman, catching seven passes for 89 yards and a touchdown.
Brown was a Rivals100 and ESPN300 consensus four-star recruit who arrived as an early enrollee in early 2014 to start classes and participate in spring practices. He was a U.S. Army All-American and the nation’s 12th-best wide receiver per Rivals and 15th per 247 Sports. The Arizona native chose Oregon over the best offer list anyone on this Northwestern roster has. Seriously this list is ridiculous. He redshirted his first season in Eugene and then played in his redshirt freshman and redshirt sophomore seasons, which is why he has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Northwestern loses Biletnikoff Award finalist Austin Carr as well as Andrew Scanlan this coming season, so Brown helps to boost a wide receiver corps that currently features Flynn Nagel, Macan Wilson, Solomon Vault as top returners.
Because he graduates from Oregon in June, Brown will be available to play immediately.