Alt Anxious to Visit Penn State

Western Pennsylvania lineman will be on hand for the Nittany Lions' game with Michigan.

Greensburg, Pa., offensive lineman Tyler Alt is continuing a hot junior season that is seeing him generate interest from a number of top programs from across the country.

Alt, who now stands a 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds, recently was invited to participate in the U.S. Army National Combine. Held in San Antonio every January, the combine features the top players from across the country converging on the Alamodome for the two-day event.

“I received a letter a couple days ago inviting to the U.S. Army National Combine,” Alt told “I expect to be going.”

The event features Alt being timed in the 40, the shuttle, optional bench press and one-on-one competitions. It is a chance for the lineman to test himself against some very good national talent.

“This event will be a chance for me to showcase my skills among the best athletes in the country for the class of 2012,” Alt said.

Alt already boasts some impressive numbers, including a 4.95 time in the 40 and 4.65 in the shuttle. He can max out at the bench press at 315 pounds and he squats 520 pounds. He is waiting on his first offer but anticipates more interest accruing after the completion of his junior season at Greensburg Central Catholic.

In addition to his junior season and a full slate of games, Alt will be heading to State College this weekend as a guest of Penn State. A few days ago, Alt was invited to the game by Tom Bradley of the Nittany Lions' staff to check out the Michigan-Penn State game. Alt is looking forward to the game and seeing Beaver Stadium in full-throated action.

“I am looking forward to seeing the coaches, the atmosphere and just enjoying a good college football game between two of the elite programs in the country,” Alt said.

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