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Three-Star Offensive Tackle Maleek McNeil Commits To Penn State’s Class Of 2022

James Franklin isn’t going to let the NFL Draft stop him from making his mark on the recruiting trail.

Three-star offensive tackle Maleek McNeil committed to Penn State football’s class of 2022 Saturday afternoon. He announced his decision via Twitter.

“Last but not least, PENN STATE, Coach Franklin, Coach Trautwein, and the whole staff THANK YOU!!!,” Mcneil wrote. “Long time coming and I can’t wait to get to work, be a part of this amazing program, and COMPETE with you!!!”

McNeil hails from Easthampton, Massachusetts and plays his high school ball at The Williston Northhampton School. He’s also received offers from Boston College, Rutgers, and Pitt, among several other programs.

The massive 6’8″, 340-pound tackle is now the second offensive lineman to join the Nittany Lions’ class of 2022. He joins IMG Academy tackle Drew Shelton, who’s ranked as a four-star prospect and the No. 130 player in the nation. The Nittany Lions currently have the No. 9 2022 recruiting class in the nation, according to 247Sports, and boast other high-profile commits such as Kaden Saunders and Drew Allar.

Phil Trautwein has some serious talent coming into his offensive line over the next few years, as Landon Tengwall and Nate Bruce anchor Penn State’s 2021 class.

To see what he might bring to Beaver Stadium soon, check out McNeil’s highlights from his junior season of high school football here.

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Will Pegler

Will is a junior majoring in digital and print journalism and is an associate editor for Onward State. He is from Darien, Connecticut and is a lifelong Penn State football fan. He loves a good 80's comedy movie, Peaky Blinders, The Office, and the New York Yankees and Giants. You can catch some of his ridiculous sports takes on his Twitter @gritdude and yell at him on his email [email protected]

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