With new head coach Bill O'Brien in place, Penn State will now look to close out its 2012 recruiting class ahead of National Signing Day in early February and begin working to fill the class of 2013.
Bill Landis of Cumberlink.com reports at least one high school player already likes the direction of the program. Junior tight end Adam Breneman of Cedar Cliff High School had some glowing words about the program after the hire.
"A big part of my decision-making process is the offense that I'll be playing in," Breneman said. "With what Coach O'Brien has done with his tight ends, I don't think there could've been a better hire for someone of my position."
Breneman holds offers from a cavalcade of top programs including Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh, but Landis says that after the hire, Penn State is back in play for the life-long Nittany Lions fan, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound prospect.
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