Under Bill O’Brien, the tight end position was an often used and highly productive position. So when Mike Gesicki committed to Penn State back in October, the thoughts of him being utilized in O’Brien’s tight end-friendly offense brought pleasant thoughts to the minds of Penn State fans. And even though O’Brien is gone and James Franklin is now at the helm, Gesicki still figures to be a key part of the offense in the future and he’s one of the gems of this 2014 recruiting class.
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The 6’6” New Jersey native ultimately chose Penn State over Ohio State. He also held offers from Florida State, Miami, Wisconsin and others.
Gesicki comes from Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin, NJ, which is the same high school as recent Penn State linebacker Glenn Carson. Gesicki is one of four players in this class from the Garden State, a place that should and will be a top priority for Franklin and his staff on the recruiting trail.
Gesicki will join an already very good Penn State tight end unit. His athleticism and size could give him the ability to line up at wide receiver too. Gesicki also plays basketball at Southern, and this should give you an idea of how athletic he really is:
Look for Gesicki to make a big impact when he gets on the field.