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Oh, Hello: Three-Star NY OT Ibrahim Traore Commits to Penn State

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THE SKINNY

Height/Weight: 6-foot-5, 290 pounds
Hometown/High School: New York, NY (Frederick Douglass Academy)
Ranking: ★★★ (0.8577 247Sports Composite)
Notable Offers: Miami, Minnesota, Purdue, Rutgers, Tennessee, and West Virginia

HIGHLIGHTS

THE TALE

Traore previously visited Penn State for a spring practice back in March, but had to come back in the summer to earn his offer. As things turned out, he did exactly that, landing an offer from the Nittany Lions after his camp performance Friday night. He stuck around on Saturday for the Lasch Bash, which is when he made the call for Penn State.

With Traore’s commitment, Penn State’s 2020 class keeps its stronghold on the No. 12 class in the country. Traore joins Olu Fashanu, Nicholas Dawkins, RJ Adams, and Golden Israel-Achumba as offensive linemen in the class.

OUTLOOK

Traore is what you’re looking for from a physique perspective on the offensive line. He’s 6-foot-5 and appears to have plus arm length, which is a definite positive for someone who’s going to play offensive tackle. He also holds his weight — 290 pounds — extremely well for a rising high school senior. As you can see, there’s very little bad weight on his frame.

Photo Credit: Ibrahim Traore Twitter

Traore is also a good athlete, as evidenced by the fact he plays lacrosse. Yes, all 6-foot-5, 290 pounds of him.

Like many high school offensive tackles, Traore is a raw project, and doesn’t project as someone who will play early on during his career. But the clay is definitely there, it’s just a matter of Penn State’s coaching staff being able to mold him.