Height/Weight: 6-foot-3, 280 pounds
Hometown/High School: Carmel, Indiana (Carmel H.S)
Ranking: ★★★★ (0.9258 247Sports Composite)
Notable Offers: Clemson, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon
The Nittany Lions picked up their second commitment of the day when Cole Brevard announced his commitment on Twitter. He joins Woodbrige, Virginia offensive lineman R.J Adams who committed prior to Saturday’ Blue-White Game.
Brevard was originally offered by the Nittany Lions all the way back during last year’s Junior Day on February 3, so the relationship between Brevard and the Nittany Lions is among the longest in his recruitment. Only Louisville and Indiana recruited Brevard longer. The top player in the Hoosier state was set to take a few official visits this summer but that’s no longer in the cards with his commitment.
Brevard is a huge pick up for the Nittany Lions at a position they have struggled to recruit at times during the James Franklin era.
At just 280-pounds, Brevard still has plenty of room to grow before he’s ready to play at the next level. That should allow him to use his first year on campus to add some weight and work with Coach Sean Spencer on his craft.
At this point in his development, there’s a lot to like about Brevard. While he doesn’t have menacing speed for a defensive tackle, he still pretty fast for a guy his size. Additionally, he’s strong at getting off tackles and has a great ability of finding and getting to the ball carrier. With a year or two of work with Sean Spencer, Brevard could turn into a scary weapon the defensive line for the Lions down the road.
In terms of the Nittany Lions 2020 recruiting class, Brevard’s commitment pushes the Lions class up to No.7 in the 247Sports composite rankings. They sit just one spot behind Ohio State, who currently leads the Big Ten on the recruiting trail. He’s currently the Lions only defensive line commitment and is their third best overall behind linebackers Curtis Jacobs and Derek Wingo.