July 23, 2012 at 5:33 PM
Though the NCAA levied major, unprecedented sanctions against the Penn State program today, Class of 2013 commit Adam Breneman has said in a statement that he is still committed to the Nittany Lions.
"Although I am still processing and discussing the impact of today's announcements with my family and coaches, I did speak with Coach O'Brien and his staff today and I remain committed to Penn State," the statement reads.
Breneman is currently nursing a torn right anterior cruciate ligament, but he receives four-to-five-star ratings from most of the major recruiting websites and is the No. 1 tight end in the nation on Rivals.com. The 6-foot-5, 228-pound tight end from Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill said in a text message before the sanctions were levied that "it's gonna take a lot to get me to not go to Penn State."
"There's certainly been a lot of information we've received that was somewhat shocking this morning, so I think we're processing that as a family with the coaches," Brian Breneman, Adam's father, said.
Soon after Breneman released his statement, Ryan Snyder of Blue-White Illustrated tweeted that both defensive end commit Garrett Sickels and offensive line commit Brendan Mahon are "100% committed to" Penn State.