Lions legacy lists Penn State among five favorites

Penn State is one of five college football programs that remain in the mix for four-star offensive line recruit Ryan Brubaker. The son of a former Nittany Lions player, he carries more than two dozen FBS scholarship offers but will place focus on the following schools, according to his Monday announcement: Penn State, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

A 6-foot-6, 280-pound Cocalico (Denver, Pa.) High School junior, Brubaker is considered the No. 26 offensive tackle and No. 236 overall recruit in 247Sports’ composite Class of 2022 rankings. Per, online casinos usa carries a four-star designation and lands seventh on the list of Pennsylvania standouts in this recruiting cycle.

His father, Jeff, was a Nittany Lions lineman and won a national championship in 1986.

“What I know about Penn State comes from watching them play, and from my dad’s stories,” Brubaker told 247Sports upon receiving an offer from the Nittany Lions in February. “Coach [James] Franklin said I check all of their boxes.”

Brubaker traveled to Happy Valley in late April, exploring what university life looks like for student-athletes.

“We walked/drove around different parts of campus and saw dorms and got an idea of how campus is situated,” he told 247Sports. “We walked around the practice facilities but we were not able to get an in-depth look at anything specific.”

An ongoing NCAA emergency “dead period” that dates back to last March and was caused by COVID concerns prevented him from gaining in-person access to program buildings or staff members. However, that outlook will evolve in a massive way next month, as college football recruiting operations return to full capacity on June 1. Brubaker is among many 2022 Nittany Lions targets who’ve already locked in official visit plans.

Penn State is expected to host him during the opening weekend of June, while official visits to each of his other four best online casino canada favorites will also occur before July. On Tuesday morning, 247Sports national recruiting analyst Brian Dohn reported on the latest in Brubaker’s travel plans, so VIP subscribers can read those details HERE.

The Nittany Lions currently claim two commitments from 2022 offensive line recruits, with Maleek McNeil and Drew Shelton on board. Penn State offensive line coach Phil Trautwein is eager to get prospects back on campus this summer.

“It’s always good for the guys that you offer, that you’re recruiting, to be on campus and be able to be around you,” Trautwein said in April. “Doing Zoom, it’s hard to connect. It’s hard to FaceTime and show them my family. During official visit weekends, they’re around my family, they get to meet my family. That’s a big key to me because family is something that I sell to recruits; the family atmosphere.”

Penn State is situated sixth nationally in 247Sports’ composite 2022 class rankings, with 10 total commits.

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