Is PSU in the running for Blue Chip 2013 TE? Read On!
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Nittany Lion's Den: How've you been man? How's the off-season going?
Adam Breneman: It's going great. Since the season I've gained some weight and went from 205 to 220-225. I also got faster. Just keep going hard, you know?
NLD: What's your 40 looking like?
AB: Hand timed I'm everywhere from high 4.5s to 4.7. I'm trying to get electronic timed soon.
NLD: Nice. In some schemes a 40 times is important for a TE, but obviously there's a lot more involved.
What schools are recruiting you, and what do they think your best attribute is?
AB: Yeah true, I just feel like if you're fast on the field, your forty time shouldn't matter. And I have offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Maryland, Virginia, Boston College, Rutgers and Temple so far.
I think what separates me is my receiving ability. I've pretty much played WR since freshman year, but I have a big frame and I can be physical enough to block on the line of scrimmage. I pretty much broke all my school's receiving records already, so my hands and speed is definitely what I think separates me.
NLD: That's pretty legit for just two years.
Are any of those who have offered standing above the rest? How does PSU fit in all that?
AB: I really like every school so far. After this season I'll start to narrow things and and then I'll definitely make a decision before my senior year.
And I was at PSU two week-ends ago. I know that I will be getting an offer from PSU pretty soon. I am very high on them, I got to work with some coaches and I know they really want me. My family and I are actually going back up in early August to visit.
NLD: Nice. Obviously as a PSU blogger I'm hoping you end up in Blue and White, but a lot of the other school's that have offered are great both academically and athletically.
How much with those two things - academics and football tradition - play a roll in your decision?
AB: Academics are very important. I know that at some point football will end, so I need to be ready for life after football. And I definitely want to play in a system that will allow me to catch the ball and make plays. I want to compete for championships, and I want to be comfortable with the coaching staff.
NLD: Do you know what you're looking to major in?
AB: Probably business or political science.
NLD: Is there anything you want to add?
AB: Oh yeah, I'll be there for the Alabama and Nebraska game this year.