Aside from Christian Hackenberg, the biggest recruit in the 2013 class that Bill O’Brien and his staff were able to reel in was tight end Adam Breneman. Rivals had Breneman as the third best tight end in the 2013 class and he might’ve finished first had it not been for a torn ACL that kept him from playing his senior season in high school. Breneman had over 30 offers from top programs from all over the country. He ultimately chose Penn State over Ohio State, Notre Dame and Maryland.
Breneman was the second pledge in the 2013 class and along with Hackenberg and other top recruits, this class was on its way to being one of the best in the nation. However, the sanctions changed things and obviously some big name recruits chose other schools. Breneman, along with Hackenberg, were key members of this class that helped keep it together when times got tough last summer.
In terms of how much Breneman will actually play this season, he’s in a tricky spot. He’s obviously a very talented player and he even got a head start on his Penn State career because he was one of the early enrollees that arrived last spring. His knee seems to be fully healed from his injury and he said himself that he doesn’t plan on redshirting this season. The depth of the tight end unit will make it hard for Breneman to see a significant number of snaps this fall. But even if Breneman doesn’t play a lot this year, he and Hackenberg will one day become a formidable quarterback-tight end duo that will be tough for opposing defenses to stop.
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