May 20, 2010

Penn State offers big Ohio TE Nick Vannett

Westerville Central tight end Nick Vannett received an offer from Penn State this week, making him the latest tight end prospect the Nittany Lions are going after for 2011.
The Nittany Lions are recruiting hard this year for tight ends, and have added yet another to the scholarship offer board. This time, it's a very highly touted recruit from the Buckeye State. Of course, the Buckeyes themselves might have something to say about all of this kid by the time he commits.

Nick Vannett
Westerville (OH) Central
Tight End

Besides Penn State, Vannett's favorites are Arizona, Iowa, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, Oregon, Purdue and South Florida. Buckeye Battle Cry seems to think Vannett is a lock for Ohio State, that it's just a matter of when he pulls the trigger.

On Monday, Vannett cut his list from 25 down to 11 schools. But by the end of the day, Penn State and North Carolina State sent offers his way. With the Nittany Lions on board, things seemed to change for Vannett. He told's Bill Greene:
"Without a doubt, Penn State makes my favorite list... I don't know a lot about Penn State, but I know they've had success using the tight end in the past... The Penn State program has so much tradition, and they're a great program. I've never been there before, but I'm hoping to be able to visit them this summer."
I'm pretty sure I know of two guys who can vouch for Penn State's ability to develop quality tight ends... NFL-quality, to be exact:

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