One position that is thin in Penn State’s 2014 class is the offensive line. There are just three offensive lineman listed in the class. For a while, Noah Beh, who can play on both sides of the ball, was the only lineman in the class. That was until new head coach James Franklin took over at Penn State and had five former Vanderbilt recruits, including two offensive linemen, followed him. Brendan Brosnan is one of those.
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The 3-star guard tackle from Illinois already has good size at six-foot-six, 274 pounds. He received several offers from smaller schools, but also had offers from Maryland, Illinois and Virginia Tech. He opted to commit to Vanderbilt in July. However, opened his recruiting after Franklin and his staff left for Happy Valley. Offensive line coach Herb Hand probably played the biggest part in brining Brosnan to Penn State.
The importance of the offensive line is sometimes overlooked, as it’s not as glamorous as the other positions. Everyone looks for the recruiting classes that have the star quarterback or the stud defensive lineman. However, everything starts with the offensive line. Quarterback and running backs need a solid group in front of them in order to be successful.
Penn State has continued to put together a solid class for 2014, setting the team up for future success.
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