Penn State Lands Another 4-Star Tight End

wearepennstatePenn State head coach Bill O’Brien’s success with the New England Patriots is playing well on the recruiting trial. With the Patriots O’Brien worked with QB Tom Brady and TE’s Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski and his success with these three stars is obviously appealing to high school seniors.

Last year O’Brien landed five star quarterback Christian Hackenberg and the second best tight-end in the country in Adam Breneman. Hackenberg has been a star for Penn State this season, starting as a true freshman.

And O’Brien seems determined to surround Hackenberg with weapons as Sean Fitz of 247Sports reports that Mike Gesicki, a 4-star and the No. 1 tight end in the nation, according to 247Sports, is now a verbal commit for Penn State. Gesicki chose PSU over nearly two dozen other programs, including Ohio State, Florida State, Miami, Wisconsin and Notre Dame.

At 6’5″, 236 pounds, Gesicki has been an outstanding tight end at the high school ranks, hauling in 954 receiving yards and nine touchdowns off of 50 receptions.

With Gesicki now in the fold, Penn State’s 2014 recruiting class features two wide receivers and a tight end as its top three prospects. PSU already took commitments from 4-star receivers DeAndre Thompkins and Chris Godwin.

The Nittany Lions also claimed commitments from a trio of 3-star offensive skill players: Troy Apke, Nick Scott and Mark Allen.

 

 

 

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