Jan 2, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; A generla view of the Cotton Bowl during a punt in the 2012 Ticket City Bowl with the Houston Cougars playing against the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Cougars beat the Nittany Lions 30-14. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Penn State Recruiting: 2013 Offensive “Dream Team.”


Last night I got to thinking and started wondering what the “perfect scenario” for Penn State’s 2013 recruiting class would be, within reason.

Penn State is in the market for some real top-notch talent this year. Here’s a look at what could happen, offensively.

QB
Christian Hackenberg ****
Well,this isn’t really wishful thinking. Christian was the 1st verbal commitment of the 2013 class and, barring a disaster, will sign next February.

RB
David Williams ****
Penn State has offered some highly rated RBs, but they seem to be in the best shape with Philadelphia’s David Williams. The top RB in Pennsylvania would make a great addition to this “dream team” class of mine!

TE
Adam Breneman *****
Much like the QB situation, I’ll sit content with the player already in the fold, since he IS ranked #1 at his position in the country.

WR
Robert Foster  *****
Arguably the top WR in the country, Foster is a Pittsburgh native and has a 2nd trip to Penn State planned. Foster has remained pretty low-key about his recruitment and it’s hard to gauge his interest, but Penn State seems to be in as good of a position as anyone else.

Ryan Switzer ***
With the best tight end and outside threats already a part of my class, how about we add one of, if not THE quickest slot guys in the class of 2013. Switzer is considered a Penn State lean and O’Brien has told him that he sees him in the “Wes Welker” role of his offense.

Offensive Line
Brendan Mahon  ****
The 3rd offensive commit so far, Mahon would have made this list whether he was already committed or not. He’s going to be a big offensive guard in college and could contribute sooner, rather than later.

Mike McGlinchey ****
Mike will be on campus soon and is rumored to be close to committing. At 6’8″-6’9″, Mike has ideal size and moves much better than you’d expect a kid of his size. McGlinchey is clearly going to be an offensive tackle at the next level.

Dorian Johnson ****
Another true tackle, Dorian would be a nice closing piece to this hopeful list. Dorian has amazing strength and also has Penn State near the top of his list. Many thought he may have been one of the 1st people in this class but it hasn’t happened yet.

This may seem like a pipe dream for Penn State’s class of 2013, but I think there is a legit shot at a class like this.

Check back tomorrow for my defensive “dream team!”


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