Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 3/9/12

Penn State made waves in recruiting last week when two four-star recruits joined head coach Bill O’Brien’s 2013 class.

This week it was time to land another big fish, the nation’s top tight end prospect for 2013: Adam Breneman of nearby Camp Hill, Pa.

Breneman made his choice during a news conference at his high school, Cedar Cliff, on Friday night. The 6-foot-5, 225 pounder donned a blue Nittany Lions hat after announcing

Breneman brings some star power to PSU's 2013 recruiting class.

his choice. The news conference was broadcast online on ustream and peaked at more than 3,000 live viewers.

The tight end chose Penn State over  Maryland, Ohio State and Notre Dame, choosing to stay close to home as he lives around 90 minutes from the Penn State campus. Despite growing up a Nittany Lion fan, Breneman said that he would not make a commitment based on allegiances.

He visited Penn State last month during the school’s Junior Day and was impressed with the coaching staff, namely new head coach Bill O’Brien. O’Brien envisions Breneman playing a similar role in his offense to the one played by New England tight end Aaron Hernandez while he coached for the Patriots.

As a junior, Breneman had 72 catches for more than 1,100 yards with 12 touchdowns.

Breneman is an ESPNU 150 watch list candidate for 2013 and figures to be on the list that will be released by ESPN on April 17. He is rated as the 22nd overall recruit on Rivals.com and the top tight end. ************************************ For everything Penn State, follow me on twitter (@Duce_90)

This article first appeared on isportsweb.com and was syndicated with permission.

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