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Hershey lineman orally commits to Penn State

Hershey offensive lineman Andrew Nelson has orally committed to Penn State after receiving a scholarship offer this past weekend.

The 6-foot-5, 265-pound junior is the eighth member of the Nittany Lions' 2013 recruiting class. Nelson and Cedar Cliff tight end Adam Breneman give the class two players from the Harrisburg area.

Nelson is the second offensive lineman in the class. Brendan Mahon of Randloph (N.J.) orally committed to Penn State last month.

Nelson helped Hershey finish 8-3 and reach the District 3 Class AAA playoffs last season. Nelson also had offers from Maryland Missouri, Northwestern, Pitt and Temple.  

Here's a list of Penn State's 2013 recruits:

Player Pos. School Ht. Wt. Date committed

Ross Doulgas DB Avon (Ohio) 5-10 180 Feb. 29

Christian Hackenberg QB Fork Union Military Academy(Va.) 6-4 210 Feb. 29

Garrett Sickles DE Red Bank (N.J.) 6-4 240 March 4

Adam Breneman TE Cedar Cliff 6-5 225 March 9

Brendan Mahon OL Randolph (N.J.) 6-5 305 March 17

Curtis Cothran DE Council Rock North 6-5 230 March 27

Greg Webb DT Timber Creek (N.J.) 6-2 295 April 5

Andrew Nelson OL Hershey 6-5 265 April 15