There are already enough story lines heading into the annual Penn State Spring football game to fill Beaver Stadium (and then some) but there will be an interesting one there also in the form of a potential recruit. According to multiple sources, the Nittany Lions will be hosting four-star tackle prospect Derwin Gray from Friendship Collegiate in Washington, D.C.. Here is SB Nation college football recruiting editor Bud Elliot on what Gray can bring to the table.
Gray really is not a great high school football player. He is, however, a big frame with impressive athleticism to match. But he doesn't dominate like one might expect from a player of his size and athleticism. Gray may be new to football, and if so, that could be an explanation. He'll need instruction from a coach who can instill both technique in toughness at the next level during his red-shirt and likely developmental years of 2013 and 2014.
Gray seems like a late-bloomer, but Penn State is not in a position where they can turn down guys who have as much physical talent as he does. Bringing him onto campus for an important event like the Spring Game could be an important turning point in his recruitment.
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