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Former Tennessee DE Malik Brown Transfers To Bowling Green, Could Play This Fall

Bowling Green lands another high profile transfer. The Falcons land a former SEC defensive lineman that they hope will be eligible immediately.

Joe Robbins

A week ago, it was announced that former 5 star recruit Robbie Rhodes was transferring from Baylor to Bowling Green.  The talented wide receiver is already in Bowling Green and we learned Friday that he has a new roommate who's also transferring in to play for the Falcons.

The Palm Beach Post reports that Malik Brown, a 6-foot-4, 251-pound defensive end originally from Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida has transferred from the University of Tennessee and could possibly be eligible to play for BGSU this fall.

Brown redshirted with the Volunteers in 2013 and then broke his left wrist that required surgery during spring ball this past April .  Brown had also broken the same bone in his right wrist while in high school.  The injuries left Brown's future with the Vols up in the air, so he decided to pursue his college career elsewhere and Bowling Green was his choice.

Brown choose Tennessee originally over offers from numerous schools, including Cincinnati, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Purdue, Washington State and West Virginia.  Bowling Green also offered Brown coming out of high school.

The Falcons started fall practice Friday and Brown is currently in Bowling Green awaiting on the NCAA to rule on his eligibility for this season.  If Brown is ruled eligible for the upcoming season, it would give the MAC's best defense from a year ago yet another weapon on an already strong defensive line rotation.

Replacing the interior part of the defensive line will be crucial to the success of the Falcon defense in 2014. All-MAC second teamer Ted Ouellet and Jairus Campbell must be replaced from the defensive tackle position. Taylor Royster and Mike Minns figure to take over as the starters on the inside. On the outside, both Bryan Thomas and Charlie Walker return for their senior seasons. Converted tight end Kendall Montgomery will also be in the mix at defensive end.