Dream come true for Breneman

Camp Hill (Pa.) Cedar Cliff tight end Adam Breneman will be staying home for college.

The nation's top tight end announced at a ceremony at his school Friday evening that he has committed to his lifelong favorite school.

"It's Penn State," he told 247Sports earlier this week. "Coming off of my visit a few weeks ago, I had a great time and I knew that Penn State was No. 1 on my list at that time but I wasn't quite ready if I was sure to pull the trigger yet. 

"Last week, actually the day that Christian [Hackenberg] committed, I've gotten to know Christian really well and we're good friends, but I knew he was going to commit for a while. I talked to Coach [Bill] O'Brien that day, I talked to the whole staff - coach [John] Strollo, coach [Larry] Johnson, coach [Bill] Kavanaugh and a bunch of those guys that one day. After that I kind of knew. I told my dad, I said, 'I'm ready, I don't want to wait anymore.'

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound prospect, ranked No. 29 in the Class of 2013 by 247Sports, said that he's excited to help bring forth a new era of Penn State football under new head coach Bill O'Brien.

"I'm real excited about the program and the way Coach O'Brien uses his tight ends," he said. "I've gotten to know Coach O'Brien and Coach Strollo pretty well, then of course Coach Johnson who recruited me with the previous staff. So I know a lot of those guys and I'm excited to be a part of the Penn State family and play in front of the Penn State fans."

Breneman was a first team all-state selection in 2011 after hauling in 72 catches for 1,120 yards and 12 touchdowns. He has committed to play in the Under Armour All-American Bowl in 2013.

He is the fourth commitment in the Nittany Lions' Class of 2013, joining Hackenberg, four-star defensive end Garrett Sickels from New Jersey and three-star cornerback Ross Douglas from Ohio.

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