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Meet the 2020 Class: DT Cole Brevard

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BSD’s recruiting staff sat down for a roundtable on each prospect Penn State signed in the 2020 class. Coming in at No. 7 was four-star DT Cole Brevard.


What makes you excited about Cole Brevard?

“Simply put, Cole Brevard is exactly what you want anchoring your defensive line. He isn’t the most explosive guy and likely won’t have any seasons where he gets even 5 sacks — but the kid has the makings of a heck of a one-tech. He has ideal size at 6-foot-3, 305 pounds, and once he drops some of the bad weight, will be a guy who can handle 315 pounds with ease. I mean, the kid is just as strong as a bull, he understands leverage, and he clearly knows the importance of hand usage. Really, he reminds me of the type of d-tackle that signs with Clemson or Alabama — which, obviously, is saying something.” --Patrick

What worries you about Cole Brevard?

“I don’t really have a ton. I guess there are some concerns about his upside, but Brevard is already big enough to play at the college level and plays with leverage. He’s got one of the highest floors of anyone in the class and at worst should be a contributor for PSU fairly soon.” --Clay

Do you think Cole Brevard will be redshirted next season? Around what point of his career do you think he pushes for meaningful playing time?

“Brevard could redshirt next fall, but it would not surprise me at all if he gets the green light. Penn State will have playing time available at defensive tackle as the depth chart is pretty open behind Antonio Shelton, PJ Mustipher and Fred Hansard, and Brevard should be ready to go physically. If Brevard does not crack the defensive tackle rotation in 2020, expect it to happen in 2021.” --Marty

What is your projection for Cole Brevard: depth provider, starter, multi-year starter, all-conference, all-american?

Clay: Multi-year starter.

Marty: All-conference.

Patrick: Multi-year starter, mostly because space eating one-techs don’t get love for first or second-team all-conference.

Lastly, where do you have Cole Brevard ranked in Penn State’s class?

Clay: 10th
Marty: 7th
Patrick: 3rd