September 14, 2011

Breneman breaks down trip to PSU

Big Ten schools have been making a big push for Adam Breneman lately.

Purdue was the last school to offer the 6-foot-5, 220-pound junior tight end and on Saturday, Breneman was at Penn State for the Nittany Lions' game against Alabama.

"I went up with my mom, my dad and my brother," Breneman recalled. "It was my third visit to Penn State but my first one for a game. I got there early and got to spend some time with Coach (Mike) McQueary and Coach (Larry) Johnson. They're my recruiters.

"I just hung out and watched the game. Things didn't go well for Penn State but I think they're a much better football team than they showed. Alabama's an excellent football team, but Penn State's better than they played."

Alabama has also offered Breneman, so he was taking a look at the Crimson Tide as well.

"I was definitely impressed with the way Alabama was using their tight ends during the game," he noted. "I visited Alabama during the summer and I have a good relationship with the coaches there. It's cool that I could go visit Penn State but see Alabama, too."

Breneman will be attending Virginia's game against Southern Miss and Notre Dame's game against Southern Cal.

The Class of 2013 prospect is watching colleges closely to see how they perform on the field this fall.

"Big-time programs like Alabama and Penn State are always going to be winning," he said. "I'll be looking at some other programs that are on the way up like Maryland, Virginia, Rutgers and some other schools. Those are the schools I'll really be watching.

"I'm definitely watching these games and the offenses. I'm looking at how they're utilizing the tight ends. Schools definitely sell how many tight ends they've produced and how they get the ball to the tight end. I just want to play in an offense that's going to prepare me for the next level."

The Camp Hill (Pa.) Cedar Cliff tight end holds offers from both Alabama and Penn State as well as a host of other schools from across the country.

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