When building a recruiting class, the offensive line is perhaps the most important building block. Though fans love to see top recruits at the skill positions, the offensive line sets the foundation for a successful offense. Offensive lineman Chance Sorrell from Ohio, who was a recent addition to Penn State’s class of 2014 has officially signed with the Nittany Lions.
— Chance Sorrell (@Chanman158811) February 5, 2014
Penn State had not been in the running for Sorrell, as there wasn’t even any interest shown. However, Sorrell suddenly became a Nittany Lion after James Franklin took over. Sorrell was previously committed to Vanderbilt, but became one of five former Vanderbilt recruits to flip to Penn State.
New offensive line coach Herb Hand, who held the previous post at Vanderbilt, played a part in bringing the lineman to Penn State. Sorrell committed before even taking an official visit to the school.
Sorrell is listed as both an offensive tackle and a tight end. The Nittany Lions are loaded at the tight end position with Adam Breneman, Kyle Carter, Brent Wilkerson and fellow freshman Mike Gesicki. It’s doubtful Sorrell will see time at tight end, but could be a valuable offensive lineman in the future.
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