PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Three-Star Offensive Lineman Nate Bruce Commits To Penn State

Penn State football earned a verbal commitment from three-star offensive lineman Nate Bruce ahead of its White Out clash with Michigan on Saturday night.

Bruce plays for Harrisburg High School right here in Pennsylvania, and he’s the second player to join Penn State’s recruiting class of 2021. The lineman joins tight end Nick Elksnis in that class, and he’s been recruited quite a bit by the Nittany Lions’ coaching staff.

James Franklin and offensive line coach Matt Limegrover were on hand to watch Bruce and Harrisburg take on the State High Little Lions prior to Penn State’s game against Purdue on October 5. He also has collegiate offers from Rutgers, Toledo, and UMass, among others, but the Nittany Lions are the only team that’s actively pursued his commitment so far this cycle.

White Out weekend is typically a huge deal when it comes to recruiting for Penn State. Franklin called the weekend a “nightmare” from a logistical standpoint because of the sheer amount of recruits who will be in Happy Valley to witness the Penn State White Out. The head coach said that approximately 150 unofficial visitors and 150 high school coaches will be at Beaver Stadium on top of all the official visitors slated to visit Happy Valley this weekend.

Among those visitors is highly-touted tight end Theo Johnson Jr., who’s probably Penn State’s highest-priority target as the 2020 recruiting cycle draws to a close. Johnson Jr. is a four-star tight end from Windsor, Ontario who’s being pursued by Georgia, Iowa, and Michigan, among others.

At any rate, you can get a glimpse of what Nate Bruce will bring to Penn State by watching his Hudl highlights here.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Mikey Mandarino

Mikey is a senior majoring in journalism and Onward State's Sports Editor. He grew up in Bedminster, NJ and is way too obnoxious about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is hard. If you're dying to see more hockey/golf content on your timeline, you can follow Mikey on Twitter @mikey_mandarino. Send all hate mail, death threats, and your vote for the best chicken parm in State College to [email protected]


Other posts by Mikey

Ohio State Star Chase Young Suspended For Two Games, Will Play Against Penn State

Young was initially suspended indefinitely on November 8, and he’s now been officially ruled out of the Buckeyes’ game of the year against Penn State.

James Franklin Responds To Media Criticism Of Decisions Made In Minnesota Game

James Franklin: Noah Cain Was ‘90%’ Healthy Against Minnesota

Staff Picks: The Best Flow In Penn State Athletics

With so many amazing flows across Penn State sports, our staff decided to make its case for which Nittany Lion has the best hair.

[Photo Story] THON Celebrates 100 Days ‘Til THON

THON is now less than 100 days away and the organization celebrated the occasion with its annual “100 Days ‘Til THON” event in the HUB Wednesday.

Send this to a friend