With National Signing Day quickly approaching this week, VBR has taken some time to preview the five recruits who have already signed their letters and are currently enrolled at Penn State.
Lost in all of the news at the end of December about former Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien bolting for the NFL was the news that the Nittany Lions were able to secure a recruit amidst all the chaos that was happening. Offensive tackle Chasz Wright, from Milford Academy in New York, committed to the Nittany Lions on December 28th.
Having The 3-star lineman enroll in school early ensures that he won’t change his mind in the near future. Wright had previously given a verbal commitment to and then decommitted from both Temple and Connecticut. Penn State had offered Wright a scholarship back in August of 2012, but at the time he didn’t really have the Nittany Lions on his radar.
Wright was an important pickup for Penn State, especially considering that at the time of his decision, the 2014 class included just one other offensive lineman in Noah Beh. Since then, two offensive linemen, Brendan Brosnan and Chance Sorrell, flipped from Vanderbilt to Penn State.
The Nittany Lions need to replace several players on the offensive line, most notably, offensive guard John Urschel. A team can never have enough linemen, especially one like Wright, who at 280 pounds already has a good frame to add to.
He many not see much action as a freshman, but look for him to fill in on the line in years to come.
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