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Mahon works out at camp

Mahon got a chance to work with future coach Mac McWhorter.

Despite having his college decision out of the way early, Randolph (N.J.) offensive guard and Penn State commitment Brendan Mahon made the trip to Penn State on Saturday to work out at the Nittany Lions' second Advanced Skills Camp of the summer.

The rising senior checked in at 6-foot-4.5 and 318-pounds, and used the camp as an opportunity to work with future offensive line coach Mac McWhorter.

"Great camp today," he said following the afternoon workout. "It was a great opportunity for me to have a chance to work with him. Everything about him was the reason I committed and that reassured me today, working with him and showing me what his coaching style really is."

McWhorter worked with the linemen on everything from his stance and start to his hand placement while blocking and moving his feet. Despite being the only lineman out there committed to the Nittany Lions, Mahon said that he got no special treatment from his future coach.

"He worked with everyone, we did all the same things and he kept up on everybody," said Mahon. "His coaching style is really intense. He really loves the game and it really shows on and off the field. You can see how passionate about it he really is."

With his decision out of the way, Mahon is enjoying a relaxing summer so far. He will return to Penn State on June 29 for a day and has kept in touch with a number of his future teammates.

"It's been great, I can focus on Penn State now and working out for that and my future teammates," he said. "I'm working on some offensive linemen, but it's up to the other kids and this place pretty much sells itself. I'm keeping in touch with guys like Hack, Sickels and Breneman - we're all pretty close."

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