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In-state Penn State football target receives SEC offer

Penn State football will need to battle another SEC school for one of Pennsylvania’s top 2025 prospects. Will the Nittany Lions be able to keep this tight end in PA?



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Nov 18, 2017; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions tight end Mike Gesicki (88) celebrates in the end zone after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Nebraska 56-44. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

The Penn State football team has missed on a few of the top prospects from Pennsylvania in the 2025 recruiting class. The program can’t afford to lose many more. But the competition for the Nittany Lions is starting to heat up, especially for tight end Andrew Olesh. But one of the top prospects in the state has now picked up a new scholarship offer from Sam Pittman and the Arkansas Razorbacks of the SEC.

In-state Penn State football target receives SEC offer

Andrew Olesh is a four-star prospect in the 2025 recruiting class, according to the On3 Industry Ranking. The Center Valley native stands at 6-5, 215 pounds, and is regarded as one of the top prospects in Pennsylvania in this cycle. On3 has Olesh listed as the No. 4 prospect in the state and the No. 4 tight in the country.

Now, Olesh has announced that he has picked up his 31st official Division I scholarship offer. This one comes from the SEC, as the Arkansas Razorbacks have offered this highly talented receiving threat.

Olesh plays wide receiver for Southern Lehigh,  but projects as a tight end at the next level. Now, Penn State football has another school to battle for Olesh.

The appeal of playing in the SEC

A concept that many Penn State fans are too familiar with as of late is playing in the SEC. The Nittany Lions missed on the No. 1 QB in Pennsylvania in the 2025 recruiting class, Matt Zollers, who chose to commit to Missouri.

Some regard the SEC as one of, if not the best, conference in college football. But to believe that the level of talent or football that is played is vastly different between the Big Ten and the SEC is not true.

While the Nittany Lions need to battle the Razorbacks and other schools for Andrew Olesh, hopefully, the appeal of staying home and playing for Penn State will be enough to land this talented prospect.

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