So it turns out that BOB and the boys know how to recruit a lil bit, huh?
As impressed as I’ve been with a couple of the under-the-radar kids that Penn State has gotten commitments from lately, I was a bit surprised when I learned that they had pulled a committed player from another BCS program. Yes, even if that program does have the worst uniforms in the country. Maryland is still a bowl eligible, sanction-free university. Despite that, Tanner Hartman would rather play at Penn State.
As the story goes, Hartman camped at Penn State over the summer and fell in love with the university. At that time, Penn State had Dorian Johnson committed and was not planning on taking another offensive tackle. In July, Tanner committed to the Terapins, assuming no Penn State offer was coming.
Since then…some things have changed.
Tanner received the Penn State offer that he so badly wanted just a week ago and decided that he should follow his heart and accept the offer, becoming a Penn State Nittany Lion.
Some of the recruiting sites have him listed as either an offensive tackle or a defensive end, but he was recruited by Penn State solely as an offensive player. As is the case in college football, that could change down the road, especially if Tanner is unable to put on enough weight to play on the offensive line.
6’4″ 250 lbs.
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