Brendan Mahon is officially a Nittany Lion. The New Jersey offensive lineman held a small ceremony at his high school to sign his letter before faxing the paperwork to the Penn State coaching staff. Brendan is ranked as a 4-star player by 247, the 12th best offensive guard in the country, and the 10th best player in a very deep class out of the Garden State.
Brendan was 4th major commitment to Penn State last spring, joining classmates Adam Breneman, Garrett Sickels, and Christian Hackenberg as the core group of the class. Those 4 were of instrumental in recruiting other players to the class early on, and then rallying many of the other commits in July after the NCAA sanctions were announced to stick with Bill O’Brien and Penn State.
Looking forward to the 2013 season, it seems like a redshirt will be in Brendan’s future. Not only does PSU appear to have solid depth at the guard spot, most high school linemen benefit from the year to adjust to the college game, and build up their strength to deal with the bigger, faster and stronger defenders across the line. No one will benefit more from Fitz’ training program than these young offensive line recruits.
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