Connor McGovern enters the Penn State football program this year as a highly-touted offensive line prospect. Rated as a four-star player by 247Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN, he is expected to take a redshirt this season and then compete for playing time early in his career.
McGovern follows in the tradition of intelligent big men, as he has been a star in the classroom as well as in athletic competition. He has been a member of the National Honor Society since the seventh grade.
The massive 6’5”, 306 pound interior lineman is more than just an immovable object on the football field. He was an all-conference basketball player during his junior year at Lake-Lehman high school in Larksville, Pa. as well as winning the championship in shot put in District 2 in 2015.
He is the same weight, and one inch taller than the offensive lineman Connor McGovern out of Missouri who was drafted this season in the fifth round by the Denver Broncos. There’s only room for one Connor McGovern in college football, so it’s probably for the better that the Missouri player moved on following the season. Penn State’s McGovern has the body and skill set to go to the next level if his development continues.
Only 66 more days until Penn State football!