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Oh, Hello: 4-Star OT Nana Asiedu Commits to Penn State

James Franklin and co. get the train back on the tracks with a big-time addition

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Hometown/High School: Stafford/North Stafford HS

Height/Weight: 6-foot-6, 265 pounds

Recruited by: Matt Limegrover

Stars ‘N Sheetz

Rankings: Four-star on all major recruiting services

Offers: Penn State, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State, LSU, Tennessee, Michigan, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Florida and a host of others.


The Story

Just one day after the decommitment of offensive lineman Chris Bleich, Penn State got back on the horse and this time James Franklin landed a big one.

Four-star tackle Nana Asiedu announced on his personal twitter account Saturday that he had committed to Penn State.


Asiedu becomes the 12th commit of the 2018 class and the fifth-highest rated. With Bleich’s decommitment, Asiedu also becomes the first offensive lineman in the 2018 class.

Not only is Asiedu a notable commitment due to his high rating and the need at the position, it also means Penn State grabbed a pledge from one of the nation’s elite talents who was thought to be a lock to commit to defending national champions Clemson as recently as two months ago.

Given his outstanding size and wingspan, to go along with elite athleticism, Asiedu looks like a prime candidate to play left tackle for the Nittany Lions and protect the blind side of five-star QB commit Justin Fields.