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O-Tackle Vretman Recaps Penn State Visit

Did the fast-rising Class of 2017 prospect gain a Nittany Lion offers on his trip to Happy Valley?

A day after winning offensive line MVP honors at The Opening in New Jersey, Cheshire (Conn.) Academy tackle Samuel Vretman visited Penn State Monday. 

The 6-foot-6, 295-pound three-star prospect holds offers from UConn, Rutgers, Temple and Colorado State. Where Penn State stands with respect to making an offer was a key topic of conversation Monday.

"Coach (James) Franklin told me the staff is going to evaluate me further and then probably offer me,” Vretman said. "Right now, I can't say PSU is a favorite in my recruitment without an offer. But if they offered me, for sure they’d be a favorite in my recruitment."


Vretman, an exchange student from Sweden, made the trip to Happy Valley with this visiting parents. They liked what they saw.

"It went great, I really loved it,” he said. “I took a campus tour and spent a lot of time with the strength and conditioning coach (Dwight Galt). We basically saw everything that Penn State has to offer, and also had lunch with the coaching staff."

While he waits to see if the Nittany Lions offer, Vretman does have a No. 1 school among the program that have extended scholarships.

"Rutgers is probably my top as of right now." Vretman said, adding he and his family will visit the Scarlet Knight Tuesday. He intends to make his college decision before his senior season at Cheshire.


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