While Bill O’Brien has dominated the headlines this weekend surrounding Penn State football, there is new news that has nothing to do with the coach or his future plans. Despite the uncertainty of who will lead the team in the future, the Nittany Lions landed a new recruit to its 2014 class on Saturday. According to 247Sports.com, offensive tackle Chasz Wright has committed to the Nittany Lions.
This represent positive news amidst all of the rumors swirling around the program. Regardless of what happens with the coaching situation, Penn State still needs to bring in recruits for the 2014 class and beyond.
Wright was previously committed to Temple, but decided to switch to the more popular school in the state of Pennsylvania. Last season he had committed to Connecticut before spending this past season at a prep school.
The 6-6, 274-pound lineman will add depth and size to a position that will lose several starters from this past season. Wright is rated as a 3-star recruit by 247Sports.
Penn State now has 19 commitments for the 2014 class, but Wright makes just the second offensive lineman in the class. More recruiting news can be expected to come as National Signing Day is just over a month away. Also, the O’Brien situation could play a big role in some of the final decisions made by recruits.
Wright will join fellow recruits Michael O’Connor, De’Andre Thompkins, Tarow Barney and Antoine White when he enrolls at the school in January.
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