Lions Land First Commitment

Penn State has received its first verbal commitment for the Class of 2006. He is Brett Brackett, a 6-foot-6, 235-pound quarterback from Lawrence High in Lawrenceville, N.J. Brackett was also considering Boston College, North Carolina, Louisville, Toledo, Duke, Rutgers and Ole Miss.

"I called Coach [Dick] Anderson last night and told him I was impressed on Tuesday when I took an unofficial," Brackett said. "It was a perfect fit for me, I told him I want to be a Nittany Lion."

Brackett passed for more than 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns as a sophomore and junior at Lawrence. He has a 3.4 GPA and scored 1090 on the SAT. Brackett made an unofficial visit to Penn State earlier this week.

With projected starter Michael Robinson graduating following the 2005 season, quarterback is an area of need for Penn State. The Lions are also pursuing Philadelphia-area standout Pat Devlin.

Brackett attends the renowned Parisi Speed School in New Jersey once a week, where he works on his mechanics with former NFL star Phil Simms. He also attended the Elite College Combine in New Jersey earlier this month, where experts rated him as one of the top two passers at the event.

We'll have more on this story, including input from Scout.com's team of recruiting experts, soon.

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