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Penn State Football Recruiting: Nittany Lions Favorites to Land OL Jared Cohen


With all of the news swirling around the future of head coach Bill O’Brien at Penn State, there’s some positive news coming out of Happy Valley. In a continuing trend, the Nittany Lions seem to still be doing well on the recruiting trail. 4-star offensive lineman Jared Cohen, who decommitted from the University of Maryland over the weekend, is expected to commit to the Nittany Lions.

According to the experts at 247sports.com, Penn State is the favorite to land the coveted recruit.

Cohen is a big body who could add needed size to the Penn State offensive line. The Nittany Lions have already done a great job recruiting for 2014, as the class is ranked in the top-20 by several different recruiting services. Despite the high ranking, the class is missing a star offensive lineman. Noah Beh is the only offensive lineman in the 2014 class.

Heading into the 2014 season, the Nittany Lions will need to add depth on the offensive line, so Cohen would be a big signing.

If Cohen should commit soon, it would continue a recent stretch of great recruiting success for the Nittany Lions. Two weeks ago, Penn State landed coveted defensive tackle recruit Thomas Holley and had a 4-star defensive end, Tarow Barney, sign an official letter of intent.

Currently, the 2014 class consists of 18 recruits. With four players, Barney, Michael O’Connor, De’Andre Thompkins and Antoine White, expected to start classes in January, head coach Bill O’Brien and his staff could have up to four more scholarships available for the 2014 class.

With National Signing Day quickly approaching, expect the recruiting news to continue to fly in. Be sure to check out VBR for the latest news.

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  • BSORaiderErie

    We need the Big Body’s and on both sides! Watching Shaun Lee this year and noticing all of the big guys out on top of him demonstrates why these D-Linemen have to hold their own and still be able to protect the Linebackers, and we need about two more after this pickup! Maybe some of these guys can play either side of the ball.