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Three-Star Offensive Tackle Will Fries Commits To Penn State

by on June 10, 2015 6:40 AM

Penn State’s offensive line struggled mightily last season, but James Franklin is not-so-quietly building a stellar front five for the immediate future.

Will Fries, a 2016 prospect and a three-star offensive tackle from Cranford High School in Cranford, New Jersey, committed to Penn State Tuesday night, as first reported by 247Sports.

Fries weighed offers from a host of Big Ten and regional rivals including Maryland, Wisconsin, and Michigan. The Lions also won out over his home state team, Rutgers, and in-state foe Pitt. Ricky Rahne and Herb Hand handled the majority of the recruiting effort, according to 247Sports.

Fries is a physical force at 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds — and he’s only 17-years-old. 247 ranks him as the 10th-best New Jersey product, the 40th-best offensive lineman, and the 401st-best recruit in the county.

Fries’ commitment comes hardly a week after Michael Menet, Pennsylvania’s highest-ranked recruit and star offensive lineman, also pledged to play at Penn State. Along with Alex Gellerstedt, also a three-star o-lineman, Penn State’s 2016 front five is loaded. That recruiting class is now ranked No. 13 in the county, and third in the Big Ten.

You can check out some of Fries’ junior year highlights on his Hudl page.

 

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