Once again, Bill O’Brien and the Penn State coaching staff didn’t get the memo that, with the heavy sanctions in place, they’re not supposed to be beating out other programs in recruiting top high school players. They’re especially not supposed to be beating out Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes for prized recruits.
But, they’ve done it again anyway.
Per 247 Sports, the top tight end in the nation, Mike Gesicki of Manahawkin, NJ, has made his verbal commitment to Penn State official over joining the scarlet and gray in Columbus.
Gesicki had a myriad of offers aside from Penn State and Ohio State which included Florida State, Boston College, Miami and Wisconsin, among a few others.
The high school senior is a big target at 6-5 and 235-pounds, a frame which will only grow under the intense PSU strength and conditioning program. He has incredible hands, and is great at making a run after the catch.
What’s probably most notable about this, is that it’s another weapon for Christian Hackenberg to work with as he’s already started to build himself a nice legacy at Penn State in this his true freshman season.
All in all, factoring in the upset over Michigan last Saturday, it hasn’t been a bad week at all for the Lions.