Penn State lands in top four of Midwest target

Reese Leatio, a three-star tight end out of Oklahoma, spoke briefly with FightOnState.com about his final four schools.

It's not that often that you see recruits from the state of Oklahoma look at Penn State as a place for their college destination.  However, that didn't stop three-star tight end Reese Leitao from including Penn State in his final four list of schools earlier this week.

"I like Penn State's tradition," said Leatio.  "I like their academics as well and they have a great coaching staff." 

Leatio has been in contact with both Joe Moorehead (offensive coordinator) and Ricky Rahne (passing game coordinator) on a regular basis and camped at Penn State back in mid-July of this year.  Leatio's versatility at the position impressed coaches enough for them to offer him at that time and now the only question is if and when he'll visit Penn State.

"I'm undecided on my unofficial visits right now," said Leatio when asked about his future plans. 

Cleezy's thoughts: I can't remember the last time Penn State landed any recruits from Oklahoma, but it's impressive that Penn State has landed in his top four after he narrowed down his list down from over twenty schools.  The other three schools are Oklahoma State, Maryland and Nebraska.  The senior tight end caught 13 passes for 206 yards and four touchdowns during the 2015 season. Leatio's versatility as both a pass-catching and blocking tight end is definitely what stands out to me when watching his film.  In the run game, he physically dominates at the point of attack and can be seen pancaking opponents or driving them down the field.  In the passing game, Leatio is either too fast for linebackers or too big for defensive backs.

Making sure that Leatio actually makes it back for an official visit will be key for the Penn State coaching staff.

FightOnState.com will have more updates on his recruitment in the upcoming weeks.


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