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Council Rock North OL/DL Curtis Cothran issues verbal declaration to Penn State

Written by: on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.


A second Pennsylvania prep football prospect has chosen to become a part of Bill O’Brien’s 2013 recruiting class at Penn State.

Curtis Cothran, a 6’5, 245-pound offensive tackle/defensive end combination for Council Rock North High School, issued a verbal declaration to the Nittany Lions Monday, according to national recruiting services and

Cothran held a total of eight offers from his recruiting process – in addition to the Nittany Lions, the CRN senior-to-be had also received offers from Boston College, Kent State, Maryland, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple and Virginia.  Connecticut, Northwestern and Purdue reportedly showed interest, but declined offers.

Cothran joins Cedar Cliff’s Adam Breneman, the nation’s No. 1 prospect in the 2013 class at tight end, as in-state commitments secured by O’Brien since taking the helm of the Nittany Lion program.  Breneman issued his declaration to Penn State March 9.

During his junior season, Cothran, who was a Suburban One League all-National Conference selection on both the offensive and defensive lines, helped to pave the way for an Indian offensive unit which averaged 191.6 yards (96.7 passing, 94.9 rushing) and 14.7 points per game, scoring 17 total touchdowns (13 rushing, four passing).  Defensively, he added 40 tackles, a team-leading four sacks, a deflected pass, two forced fumbles and a blocked field goal, averaging 4.4 tackles per game.

Council Rock North finished 5-5 overall in 2011.

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