2012 CLASS: Cougs add Gem State run stopper

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AUSTIN BROWN NEVER would have guessed the opportunity would come as late as it did. But when WSU's Jeff Choate began talking to the Meridian, Idaho product about three weeks ago, he knew immediately the Cougs were serious. A trip to WSU followed, an offer was made and he went crimson soon after. But will he play on the inside or outside of the Cougs' d-line?

Brown,a 6-3, 265-pounder out of Mountain View High, said he will be a big, run-stopping defensive end at Washington State. "They liked that I was big and fast and knew the game well," said Brown. "…That's my specialty, run stopping and playing to the sideline...