Adam McLean, ladies and gentlemen!
Home/HS: North Bethesda, MD/Quince Orchard
Weight: 290 lbs
Recruited by: Sean Spencer, Charles Huff
Starz 'n Sheetz
Stars: 4* 247, Rivals, Scout and ESPN
Offer Sheet: Akron, Alabama, Arizona State, Boston College, Clemson, East Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Marshall, Maryland, Miami, Michigan State, Missouri, NC State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Old Dominion, Ole Miss, Pitt, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Toledo, Virginia Tech
Also check out Adam's Hudl, right here.
IM PLEASE TO ANNOUNCE I AM OFFICIALLY COMMITTED TO PENN STATE UNIVERSITY #WE ARE— *Next Level* (@MoneyMakeinAdam) April 12, 2014
In late January, Penn State wasn't even on Adam McLean's top five list--he had been offered by PSU's previous staff, but the Nittany Lions fell off of this radar, and McLean picked up offers from more and more elite programs--including Alabama on February 5, and Ohio State, Texas A&M, Miami and Notre Dame shortly after. Then, James Franklin got involved.
McLean got on campus for the first time for PSU's junior day, and the program impressed--but McLean still didn't name the Nittany Lions a leader. Back to back trips the first two weekends in April, though, clearly changed the lineman's mind--and his announcement came as a big (pun intended) surprise to everyone as word spread around the hundreds of tailgates surrounding Beaver Stadium on Blue/White Saturday.
Just arrived home to the news that #PennState gets a commitment from DT Adam McLean. Nittany Lions got a good one.— Derek Young (@DYoungScout) April 12, 2014
McLean has the size and speed (an unofficial 4.9 forty time) to make an almost-immediate impact on the line, but may need to bulk up to play the interior. He was an all-Met selection as a junior last year, and recorded 47 tackles and seven sacks from the interior position. He was also a 2015 Under Armour All-American, and is widely regarded as the best player in the state of Maryland--and ranks in the top fifteen (some sites say top ten) amongst defensive linemen in this class.
Adam brings Penn State's class to twelve, evenly split on defense and offense; his commitment also makes PSU the number one class in the nation, according to 247, Rivals and Scout.
WE ARE THE NUMBER 1 RECRUITING CLASS IN THE COUNTRY— *Next Level* (@MoneyMakeinAdam) April 12, 2014
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Welcome to Penn State, Adam!