June 8, 2011

2013 TE begins summer visits

It's a bit too early to be talking 2013, but Camp Hill (Pa.) Cedar Cliff prospectAdam Breneman is worthy of the publicity.

After collecting eight verbal offers during the spring evaluation period, the 6-foot-5, 220 pound tight end just finished his junior year on Tuesday and he isn't going to waste any time when it comes to unofficial summer visits.

"I'm real excited," Breneman said. "I have a busy summer planned, a bunch of visits coming up in the next few weeks, then maybe some more in early August. I'll probably see some games this fall."

So where is Breneman headed in the next three weeks?

"(Wednesday), we'll be at Maryland all day and then we're leaving Thursday for Alabama. We'll get there Thursday night and spend the day on Friday. Then were going to Virginia the following Monday (June 13).

"Penn State is June 26th and the 27th and it's during one of the three day camps. I can only go for two of those days. On June 21st and the 22nd, I'll be at Notre Dame for those two days, just to visit."

Outside of the Cedar Cliff team camp at West Chester, the Penn State camp is the only one he plans to attend, which is a plus for the Nittany Lions

"I'm going to go to the Penn State camp to try and get a feel for the coaching staff there. I also want to increase my chances of getting an early offer."

Breneman has previously stated that the Nittany Lions were his favorite team growing up, so it was a honor when the coaching staff initiated contact about two weeks ago.

"I've been having conversations with coach Johnson and coach McQueary, I actually just talked to coach Johnson (on Monday).

"They're both great to talk with. They basically just cleared up everything about my coach and his relationship with Penn State. They definitely said that they're very interested in me and will recruit me hard, but Penn State's a program that just doesn't offer sophomores. They haven't done it in the past and it's not something they're going to do."

The eight offers he's received, which includes Alabama, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, Rutgers and Virginia, will most likely be just a fraction of what he ultimately earns. In fact, plenty of schools may do the same heading into the fall.

"I talked to a coach from Florida the other day. They basically said the same thing as Penn State. They just aren't offering sophomores right now, not until they begin to wrap things up with the current class.

"Some schools like Pittsburgh and Michigan State stopped by school and said they were interested, so I'm going to try and follow up with them, maybe I'll visit them later this summer. North Carolina is also pushing."

During his sophomore season, Breneman caught 60 catches for 863 yards and eight touchdowns. He played wide receiver primarily, but will play tight end this fall.

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