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Penn State Recruiting: Nittany Lions Sign Two Tight Ends

Penn State signed two tight end recruits to its 2012 recruiting class on Wednesday.

Jesse James, a South Allegheny standout from Glassport, measures in at 6-foot-7, 248 pounds and is a 3-star recruit according to Rivals.com. ESPN, meanwhile, gives him a scout's grade of 78 and offers this scouting report.

This James may not be an outlaw but his size and ability to run could help make this tight end a wanted man. The big prospect has plenty of height and good bulk and should be able to add more size to his frame with time in a college...

You can check out one of his highlight films below.

Brent Wilkerson is also a 3-star rated recruit by Rivals and picked Penn State over Boston College, Clemson, Michigan, Nebraska, West Virginia, Iowa and Illinois among others according to his profile there. He measures in at 6-foot-4, 245 pounds and is ranked No. 17 at his position nationally.

His scouting report at ESPN, which gives him a scout's grade of 79, says this.

Wilkerson plays both ways in high school. He is a good high school tight end, but could likely land and fit best on defense in college. He is a kid with good size and displays a frame that can carry some more mass as he continues to physically develop.

Below is his highlight reel.

For the latest on Penn State's signing day efforts, be sure to stay tuned to SB Nation Pittsburgh throughout the day.

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