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Oh, Hello: Three-Star OL Nate Bruce Commits to Penn State

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Penn State adds to 2021 class with pre-White Out commitment

THE SKINNY

Height/Weight: 6-foot-4, 320-pounds

Hometown/High School: Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA)

Ranking: .8600

Notable Offers: Rutgers, Toledo, Virginia Tech

HIGHLIGHTS

THE TALE:

A long-time Penn State lean, Harrisburg product Nate Bruce finally pulled the trigger on his commitment prior to Penn State’s annual White Out game on Saturday night against Michigan. Bruce hasn’t been a stranger to Happy Valley, making several trips since the summer including two trips this season. Prior to Saturday, his last trip to State College was just two weeks ago when the Nittany Lions took care of business against Purdue. Bruce is the second commitment of Penn State’s 2021 recruiting class joining Florida tight end Nick Elksnis. The Nittany Lions 2021 recruiting class could be on track to be one of the best offensive line classes in the 2021 recruiting cycle with the Nittany Lions looking to be in strong positions to land offensive linemen Nolan Rucci, Landon Tengwall, Wyatt Milum, and Tristian Leigh.

OUTLOOK:

At 6-foot-4, and 320-pounds, Bruce is already bigger than most college and NFL lineman, while that’s a good thing for Bruce, he’ll have to maintain that weight and not look to add all that much. While he does have tremendous size, he’ll still need a redshirt year at least before seeing the field, to give him time to work with strength and conditioning coordinator Dwight Galt and offensive line coach Matt Limegrover. For now, he projects as a project guy on the interior of the offensive line but does have potential long term.