Recruiting Notes from Elite 25

Friday's Elite 25 event produced some great news and notes on the Penn State recruiting front on commits like Curtis Cothran and Gregg Webb and prospects like Tyler Boyd and Alex Anzalone. Get the latest scoop here.

Friday marked the Under Armour Elite 25 event in Lancaster, Pa. The event featured Penn State QB commitment Christian Hackenberg who was rooted on by his fellow Class of 2013 pledge Adam Breneman.

Here are some key notes from the event:

  • Breneman said that Curtis Cothran "looks like an animal, he's huge." Breneman wasn't sure what weight Cothran was at, but said he looks fantastic and much bigger then at the Blue-White game.

  • Greg Webb did make it to State College yesterday, and we've learned that he is not going to take any visits to the South as previously reported. His ACL recovery is also going very well, and he and Breneman talked about that process.

  • Speaking of Webb, he's starting a program to work back into shape after putting some weight on during his rehab process.

  • Alex Anzalone was given a lot to think about after his visit yesterday, and while it's unclear if Penn State pulled even with his believed leader Notre Dame, the Nittany Lions certainly helped themselves yesterday. Breneman called him "our type of guy" referring to the personalities of the current verbal class, and believes he will be spending some time at the Breneman household sometime in the near future.

  • Cantafio raved about Christian Hackenberg's performance in the morning portion of the camp. Hackenberg left before I got there for the afternoon session, but everyone I spoke to said he looked very good.

  • Clearing up earlier misconceptions, Breneman will enroll early after talking with the Cedar Cliff staff, who are allowing him to take summer classes so that he can take his finals early and enroll at Penn State by January 5th.

  • Tyler Boyd seems to have Penn State on top, outdistancing West Virginia and other suitors at the moment, and he may try to get to campus in July.

  • Zayd Issah has been ready to commit to Penn State, but one thing was holding him back - he couldn't find Bill O'Brien's number. Breneman said he kept asking Issah when he was going to do it, and Issah finally told him "I'm at the beach, and I'm ready to do it, I just need OB's number."

  • Chad Henne watched Breneman's younger brother throw, and then the older Breneman tossed lightly with the former Cedar Cliff quarterback. Breneman joked that he shouldn't be throwing with a former Michigan guy, and Henne chuckled and explained to him that once you get to the next level, a lot of that stuff goes out the window.

  • On a final note, Breneman revealed for the first time today that he didn't actually wait until the evening of his announcement to commit to Penn State. Instead, he committed the same day Christian Hackenberg did, but waited awhile for the ceremony for a variety of reasons.

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