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Penn State Lands No. 1 Center In Class Of 2016

James Franklin and Co. continue to reap the in-state benefits, landing yet another prominent prospect from the state of Pennsylvania. Penn State secured a verbal commitment from the nation’s No. 1 center for the class of 2016 in Connor McGovern from Lake Lehman high school in Lehman, PA.

McGovern, a 6’5″, 290 pound prospect, fielded offers from other prominent schools from across the country, including Miami (FL), Michigan State, and Stanford. He also had an offer from Pitt. He is listed as a four-star prospect on Rivals, and is the No. 6 player in the state of Pennsylvania. He was recruited by offensive line coach Herb Hand and passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach Ricky Rahne.

McGovern’s addition comes at a perfect time, as starting center Wendy Laurent will be a senior, and G/C Angelo Mangiro will be one season removed from graduating. McGovern will be an important piece moving forward in terms of bolstering Penn State’s front five in run blocking.

McGovern joins quarterback Jake Zembiec, cornerback Lavert Hill, running back Miles Sanders, and defensive end Shane Simmonds as Penn State’s five commits for the Class of 2016 thus far. By the looks of it, the Nittany Lions could be in line for another loaded recruiting class.

Recruiting is a year round task for Franklin and his team of coaches, but even in the month of March amid all the madness in the basketball world, Franklin continues to #DominateTheState.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]

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