Nana Asiedu (© Michael Clark)

East's top OT Nana Asiedu names Penn State leader

Stafford (Va.) North Satfford offensive tackle Nana Asiedu visited Penn State this past weekend and was impressed by the Nittany Lions.

Nana Asiedu made his way to Penn State last weekend.

According to the nation's 56th-ranked prospect, the trip could not have gone any better.

"I loved it up there -- it was awesome," said the 6-foot-6, 270-pound Asiedu. "They have a great family atmosphere at Penn State.

"We took a tour around the football facilities and saw the new locker room. We also saw the campus and all the academic buildings. It was all great.

"They're definitely my leader right now. I love how much coach (James) Franklin and his staff care about guys as people, not just football players. They've also really made an effort to get to know my family. They have a pretty big lead."

Asiedu spent the most time with offensive line coach Matt Limegrover.

"He's recruiting me and we have a strong relationship," Asiedu said. "We always stay in contact. He's a very sincere guy, but he's also laid back and always honest with me.

"While I was there, I sat down with him and we talked about how I'd fit in at Penn State. He told me I'm one of the top guys on their board and they're going to continue to recruit me very hard. That definitely meant a lot to me."

He also sat down with Franklin.

"The one-on-one time I was able to spend with him was probably my favorite part of the trip," Asiedu said. "They actually pulled me aside as soon as I got there to let me know he wanted to talk to me and that really got my attention.

"He's very sincere, too, and he makes sure his players graduate. He also told me I'm a very big priority for them and that I can make a big impact at Penn State."

Asiedu will head to North Carolina this weekend and also plans to get to Clemson in the near future.

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