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Penn State football: Phil Trautwein continues to prepare for future success

Today, Phil Trautwein and Penn State football added another impressive commit to the 2024 class.



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Apr 15, 2023; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions offensive lines coach Phil Trautwein talks with a player on the sideline during the first quarter of the Blue White spring game at Beaver Stadium. The Blue team defeated the White team 10-0. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

Today, Penn State football secured its 15th hard commitment in the 2024 recruiting class: three-star Florida offensive lineman Deryc Plazz. This addition to the 2024 O-line room, which has been steadily growing, is another positive move for Phil Trautwein, Penn State’s offensive line coach, and the rest of the staff. It demonstrates their preparedness to address future team needs and their commitment to achieving greater offensive success in the coming years.

Phil Trautwein adds new O-line commit to 2024 Penn State football class

Deryc Plazz, a 265-pound offensive tackle from Andrew Jackson High School in Florida, is the latest commitment for the Nittany Lions. Penn State football had been competing for Plazz’s commitment for the past few months, making it a significant achievement to secure his commitment so early in June.

As he enters his final season of high school football, Deryc Plazz is currently rated as a three-star prospect. He is ranked as the No. 74 offensive tackle and the No. 109 recruit in the state of Florida, according to 247 Sports.

With this recent commitment, Penn State football and O-line coach Phil Trautwein have now secured five offensive line commitments for the 2024 class. This includes three offensive tackles and two interior linemen. The importance of offensive line success cannot be understated if Penn State football aims to compete for Big Ten titles and national championships, or maintain their status as a top 10 program. The coaching staff has recognized this trend and is promptly addressing it with a substantial offensive line class.

2024 class in good shape, Nittany Lions in good spot for future success

Deryc Plazz’s commitment from Florida marks the 15th hard commit for Penn State football in the 2024 recruiting class thus far. With the Nittany Lions already gaining momentum and securing commitments and predictions, the team is off to a promising start in June. If this trend continues, the 2024 class has the potential to be among the nation’s best. Currently, it ranks No. 7 in the 247 Sports composite rankings, which is an encouraging early indicator for what the class could bring in the months to come.

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