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Oh, Hello: Four-Star OL Olu Fashanu Commits to Penn State

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Penn State continues to build one of the nation’s best offensive line classes in 2020.

THE SKINNY

Height/Weight: 6-foot-5, 320 pounds
Hometown/High School: Washington, D.C. (Gonzaga)
Ranking: ★★★★ (0.8906 247Sports Composite)
Notable Offers: Ohio State, Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Oklahoma, Or

HIGHLIGHTS

THE TALE

Fashanu, a four-star out of D.C. powerhouse Gonzaga, first earned his offer from the Nittany Lions back in November of 2018 while taking an unofficial visit to see the Nittany Lions play Maryland.

He then continued to rack up offers to some of the nation’s top programs after an impressive junior season and returned to campus on March 30 for a second unofficial visit.

On May 5, he was invited to The Opening finals as one of the best offensive line prospects in the country.

He returned to Penn State for a third visit this past weekend before making the call and becoming a member of the Nittany Lions 2020 class.

His commitment gives the Nittany Lions the No. 10 recruiting class in 2020 and the second-best class in the Big Ten, one spot behind Ohio State.

OUTLOOK

Fashanu adds to what’s become a loaded 2020 offensive line class, joining Grant Toutant, Aaryn Parks, Golden Achumba and Nicholas Dawkins. While Dawkins and Achumba seemed destined for the interior line, Fashanu joins Parks and Toutant as prospects who could play either tackle or guard at the next level.

While he’ll need to improve his technique before making an impact on the college level, Fashanu’s raw talent flashes when you see him in a camp setting or on a high school field. He’s long and incredibly strong and already has a college-ready body. If he’s able to improve his footwork and his get off, he has all the makings of a multiple-year starter at left tackle for Penn State.