Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Five-Star Te Gives Psu Another Boost Recruiting

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Five-Star Te Gives Psu Another Boost Recruiting

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CAMP HILL, Pa. --

Adam Breneman didn't need to mull his decision any longer. There was one school that had all he needed.

Friday night, in front of a crowded Cedar Cliff High School gym, Breneman, the top-rated tight end in the class of 2013, announced his verbal commitment to play at Penn State.

The five-star recruit's pledge is a major triumph for new coach Bill O'Brien, who already had secured three four-star recruits for next year's class. Breneman is the highest-ranked recruit to commit to Penn State since 2006, according to Rivals.com.

"[Penn State] had everything that I wanted in a program academically, athletically, spiritually," Breneman said. "I fit in well with the players. Coach O'Brien's offense is one that I can thrive in. And Penn State as a school is one of the best in the country."

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Breneman is ranked the 22nd-best player in his class by Scout.com and Rivals.com and had his choice of scholarship offers from more than 30 schools, from SEC forces such as Alabama and Florida to Big Ten stalwarts Ohio State, Michigan and Wisconsin. …

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