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Meet The 2018 Class: Four-Star TE Pat Freiermuth

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Taking a prospect-by-prospect look at Penn State’s elite 2018 recruiting class.

Pat Freiermuth

After camping at Penn State in July 2015, Pat Freiermuth landed an offer from the Nittany Lions, and committed to Penn State just one month later. Despite the Nittany Lions picking up another tight end, and landing offers from Notre Dame and Ohio State, Freiermuth never wavered in his commitment to Penn State.

Vitals

Position Hometown High School Height/Weight 247Composite Rank
Position Hometown High School Height/Weight 247Composite Rank
Tight End North Andover, MA Brooks School 6-foot-5, 250 pounds Four-star (0.9178)

Highlights

Scouting Report

Although Freiermuth might not have the 6-foot-7 length of fellow tight end signee Zack Kuntz, the Massachusetts prospect sports an impressive frame himself, standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 250 pounds. Not surprisingly, Freiermuth is the more accomplished blocker of the two, and should end up playing the role of a more traditional tight end because of it.

Freiermuth is much more than the next Isaac Smolko, though. With soft hands and plus-athleticism, Freiermuth figures to be a weapon in the passing game as well. While I wouldn’t expect him to be the down-the-field threat that Kuntz could be, Freiermuth has the makings of a reliable safety blanket, and a guy that will move the chains on third downs.

Outlook

It’s a big jump from New England high school football to the Division-I level, but Freiermuth is one of the few capable of handling the jump. He’s already a pretty advanced tight end, displaying the chops as a receiver and blocker to help from day one. If he was enrolling early like his BFF Kuntz, I’d think Freiermuth would have a green light, but because he won’t be on campus until June, we’ll give him a yellow light for now. I still think he’s the more likely of the two to play, but Kuntz’s six-month head start is going to make this a battle to watch in fall camp.