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BOB Does Work: I Went To Virginia and Came Back With a Four Star QB Edition

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Watch out recruiting world, Bill O’Brien is not messing around. Penn State’s head coach made that mighty clear yesterday as he secured his first two verbal commitments for the Class of 2013. The first one came in the form of a four-star quarterback from Fort Union, Virginia, Christian Hackenberg.

The news was first reported by Lions 247 and came with much excitement from the Nittany Lion faithful. The highly rated pro-style quarterback had offers all across the board including schools like Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Stanford. Hackenberg is originally from Pennsylvania and grew up a Nittany Lion fan before moving to Virginia.

Hackenberg was at Penn State for Junior Day a few weeks ago. He clearly liked what he saw and recruiting experts have nothing but good things to say about him in terms of football and academics. Penn State sports blog Black Shoe Diaries conducted an interview with him a few weeks ago where the quarterback spoke highly of O’Brien and what Penn State has to offer.

A few important aspects to keep in mind are that quarterback recruiting is never an exact science, and verbal commitments can always change their minds before next February. Hackenberg is at the very least a year and a half away from taking a meaningful snap at Beaver Stadium, but it is likely that O’Brien and new quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher achieved one of their biggest goals for the Class of 2013 in securing a top rated signal caller.

Later as day turned to night, Penn State also secured a verbal from Ross Douglas, a four star cornerback out of Avon, Ohio. Douglas had offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Tennessee, and several Big Ten universities. Upon arrival for the 2013 season, he has the potential to help a unit that took a big time personnel hit with the departures of Chaz Powell, D’Anton Lynn, Nick Sukay, and Drew Astorino.

While there is much recruiting work to be done to catch up to the likes of Urban Meyer and Brady Hoke, both of whom got off to head starts for the Class of 2013, Penn State fans had a lot to be excited about yesterday, and that has not been the case for months.

A highlight video of Hackenberg can be found below.

Continue to do work BOB.

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Drew Balis

Drew is a senior marketing major. This fall, he will be covering Penn State Football for Onward State. He is a huge Philadelphia sports fan and loves THON and Domonic Brown.

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