East's No. 1 OT Nana Asiedu will bring length, athleticism and physicality to Penn State

Four-star Stafford (Va.) North Stafford offensive tackle Nana Asiedu committed to Penn State moments ago, and Scout takes a look at what the Nittany Lions are getting, and how he fits into their 2018 recruiting class.

Penn State picked up a huge commitment from Scout 100 offensive tackle Nana Asiedu Saturday.


Rated: He is a four-star prospect, top-ranked offensive tackle in the East Region, sixth-ranked in the country and the No. 56 prospect overall.


Scouting report: There is a lot to like about Asiedu.

The first is his size. At 6-foot-6 and 270-pounds, Asiedu has a great frame. He gets off the ball quickly and is extremely athletic. In fact, he is so athletic that he split time between offensive tackle, tight end and defensive tackle last season. Regardless of where he lined up, the North Stafford standout dominated.

Asiedu has very long arms and a good initial punch. He has good feet, plays with good balance and is physical. Asiedu is an effective pass and run blocker. He can get to the second level with ease and completely overwhelms nearly everyone at the high school level.

 Like all prospects there are areas where he can improve. Asiedu needs to continue to get stronger and refine his technique. However, neither is a major concern and once he gets to Penn State, he will likely improve immediately.


Final Thought: Asiedu is a tremendous addition to what is shaping up to be a one of the best recruiting classes in the country.

He is already a great football player and has one of the highest upsides in the country. He is still learning the tackle position and will easily add 40 to 50 pounds. 

Asiedu is also a high-character kid with a great work ethic. He will represent Penn State well on and off the field.

If he stays healthy and continues to develop, Asiedu will become an anchor for Penn State's offensive line at left tackle down the road, and ultimately be a high NFL draft pick.

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