Nittany Lions' class has the highest average star ranking since 2010
High School: A four-year letterman for head coach Darrel Brown at Grimsley High School...Was a team captain his junior and senior seasons...Selected for Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and helped North Carolina to a 17-10 win over South Carolina...Named to USA Today North Carolina All-State first team as a senior...Earned Metro 4-A All-Conference first team accolades as a senior...Registered 75 tackles, 5.0 sacks and one interception his senior season...Selected as Grimsley High School team MVP as a senior...Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals and earned three stars from 247Sports, ESPN and Scout...Ranked No. 20 at his position and No. 6 in North Carolina by Rivals...Ranked as the second-best safety in North Carolina, 18th in the East and No. 35 in the country at safety by Scout...Ranked No. 28 at outside linebacker and No. 14 in North Carolina by 247Sports...Ranked No. 38 at safety and No. 17 in North Carolina by ESPN...Also lettered in track & field and wrestling one time.
Personal: Full name is Brelin Faison-Walden...Son of Angelia Faison and Shawn Walden...Has an older sister, Kendra Bass...Cousin, Jimmy Walden, was a running back at East Carolina in the early 1980s and was on two NFL rosters...Cousin, Keenan Allen, is a wide receiver for the NFL's San Diego Chargers and played collegiately at the University of California-Berkeley...Hobbies include playing football...Intends on majoring in psychology with plans on working for the government...Born January 20, 1999 in Greensboro, North Carolina.