Adam Breneman to Penn State: Hardly a lock.

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Many people consider Adam Breneman a Penn State “lean” and expect him to make his pledge to Bill O’Brien’s Nittany Lions Friday when he makes his decision. The 1st time I was able to speak with Adam in January, he said “I know people think that I’m all Penn State, but honestly it’s wide open. I’m taking my time and really looking at what each school has to offer.” Since then, he has done just that, and has nevhIer indicated that he had a favorite school.

Friday night, he is set to choose his destination. He has narrowed it to Maryland, Penn State, Ohio State and Notre Dame. I did some googling, looked through my notes and asked Adam a couple of questions since he scheduled his announcement, and i am not convinced that Penn State is a lock Friday night.

Let’s take a look at Penn State’s competition and what they have to offer the top tight end in the country.


Most people think that Maryland is the last school that Adam would pick from the finalists, but I think it’s a dark horse contender. It’s close to Adam’s home, which I know is important to the family and after his last visit (his 5th to Maryland since June), Adam said:

“I have a great relationship with Coach Edsall and Coach Dunn. I feel like Maryland is an up and coming program and I would be able to come in there and start as a freshman.”

Also involved in Adam’s recruiting is coach Mike Locksley, the OC. At his numerous destinations, Locksley has successfully recruited standout players like LaMont Jordan (Maryland), Shawne Merriman (Maryland), Arrelious Benn (Illinois), Derrick Harvey (Florida) and brothers Vernon Davis (Maryland) and Vontae Davis (Illinois). Yes, the same Vernon Davis who played tight end and became a top 10 pick in the NFL Draft.


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