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Oh, Hello: MD DT Adam McLean Commits to Penn State

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Apologies for the delay, folks...but never fear--James Franklin is here!


Adam McLean, ladies and gentlemen!


Home/HS: North Bethesda, MD/Quince Orchard

Height: 6'2"

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.

The Tale:

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.


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.

Follow Adam on twitter at @MoneyMakeinAdam

Welcome to Penn State, Adam!