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Penn State Football: Massachusetts' Top Prospect Commits To Nittany Lions

by on August 16, 2016 11:17 AM

With Penn State's 2017 recruiting class quickly reaching capacity, the focus has slowly started to shift toward the 2018 haul and four-star tight end Patrick Freiermuth added his name to the commitment list early Tuesday morning.

A Massachusetts native, Freiermuth visited Penn State in early July as part of the Nittany Lions' elite camp that took place inside Beaver Stadium. Freiermuth wasn't the highest profile player at the event but turned heads with smooth catches in traffic and a long reach that made most of his efforts look easy.

On the scale, the newest future Nittany Lion comes in at 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds and is rated the seventh best tight end prospect in the 2018 class by the 247Network and the best prospect in Massachusetts.

Freiermuth is the second commitment this August for the 2018 class joining four-star receiver Justin Shorter who committed just over a week ago. Both players join four-star offensive tackle Chris Bleich and five-star defensive end and Harrisburg native Micah Parsons in the class.

Penn State's 2018 haul is currently ranked best in the Big Ten and fourth best in the nation by the 247 Network. The 2017 class is 15 players deep, rating 19th best in the nation and third in the Big Ten.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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