Greg Pickel's PSU Pick Six

The latest on what is trending in the world of Penn State football recruiting. A commit will have surgery, updates on campers and the ever popular Quick Hitters.

Six trending (or soon-to-be trending) topics related to Penn State football (and other sports) recruiting.

• PSU tight end commit Adam Breneman (torn ACL) has his surgery plan outlined, but he still intends to make a trip to University Park before he goes under the knife. Breneman said that his surgery is schedule for July 10, and he will be completing a rehab program every day until the surgery so his knee is as strong as possible prior to the surgery. The surgery will be performed by Penn State team doctor Wayne Sebastianelli. Breneman also confirmed that he is exploring early enrollment options.

• Class of 2013 wide receiver prospect Tyler Carmona was at University Park for Saturday's Advanced Skills Camp, and the American Heritage High (Plantation, Fla.) prospect was impressed by what he saw. Though he doesn't have any offers, he stood out in Saturday's camp, partially because of his 6-foot-5, 195-pound frame. It allowed him to go vertical on a few occasions, but also break off the line well, too. He's been in contact with PSU assistants Stan Hixon and Larry Johnson, who said they were evaluation camp film and would be in touch.

• Class of 2014 MLB/QB prospect Troy Reeder is picking up interest from a few BCS schools, including Penn State. Reeder was suppose to camp on Saturday, but couldn't make it, so he'll be camping during Penn State's Football Camps June 28 after coordinating with PSU assistant Ron Vanderlinden. Penn State is recruiting Reeder as an inside linebacker, and the Salesianum School (Wilmington, Del.) prospect said that Vanderlinden told his coach how interested the Nittany Lions were during the evaluation period and wanted the opportunity to see him play during a camp.

• Dexter High (Medfield, Mass.) Class of 2014 offensive lineman James Hendren camped at Penn State Saturday, and the 6-7, 305-pound tackle was impressed by what he saw. “The facilities and campus are just beautiful, and obviously it's a great school and great program,” Hendren said. He can be added to the long list of lineman who worked with PSU assistant John Strollo on footwork, and said he felt pretty good about his performance.

• On the basketball front, combo guard Sam Singer of Ransom Everglades (Coconut Grove, Fla.) is the latest recruit to hear from Penn State's staff. Head coach Pat Chambers reached out personally to the three-star guard. Singer said Chambers' related to him stories about doing things for himself and not being afraid to fail, and told him Penn State will evaluate him in July.

• Quick Hitters: As previously noted, Belle Vernon (Pa.) offensive tackle Dorian Johnson will be on campus this weekend, as will linebacker Zach Bradshaw. Johnson's grandmother will make the trip with him. … Florida LB Freddie Stevenson has visited Florida State and Florida recently, but the Gators have four linebackers already committed and appear to be keeping a fifth spot if Wyomissing (Pa.) linebacker Alex Anzalone would commit. … The Penn State staff is said to be comfortable with where they are in linebacker recruiting, and is being upfront with recruits since they are currently heavily involved with Al-Rasheed Benton, Zayd Issah, Zach Bradshaw, Marcus Newby, Stevenson and Anzalone with limited space. … Three-star safety Kyle Quiero doesn't have an offer from Penn State yet. But he hopes to get one by the end of June. The Bergen Catholic High (Oradell, N.J.) prospect is camping at Penn State at the end of June.

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