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Hershey OL Andrew Nelson issues verbal declaration to Penn State

Written by: on Monday, April 16th, 2012. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.


The Hershey Trojans will boast a Division-1 prospect on its football roster for the second consecutive season.

Andrew Nelson, a 6’5, 260-pound offensive tackle for the orange and blue, issued a verbal declaration to Penn State Sunday, according to national recruiting service

The Nittany Lions marked Nelson’s sixth verbal scholarship offer to date, including Maryland, Missouri, Northwestern, Pitt and Temple.  He’d received interest from programs like Boston College, Duke, Lafayette, North Carolina State, Rutgers, Syracuse and Towson, among others.

During his junior season, Nelson helped to pave the way for a Hershey offensive unit which averaged 309.6 yards (203.1 rushing, 106.5 passing) and 29 points per game en route to an 8-3 record and berth in the District 3 AAA quarterfinals opposite Red Land.  The Trojans produced a 760-yard rusher and 1,200-yard passer, scoring 38 total touchdowns (28 rushing, 10 passing).

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