Shawn Annarelli

Penn State Adds To Strong '14 Class

Created on Jun. 11, 2013 12:51 AM EST

Has anyone told Bill O’Brien his scholarships are restricted?

Apparently not.

Penn State keeps reeling in big names for their 2014 recruiting class.

Four-star quarterback Michael O’Connor committed to Penn State last weekend and beefed up the Nittany Lions’ future quarterback depth. O’Connor is currently being coached by Chris Weinke, a former NFL quarterback and director of football at IGM Academy. Weinke has also coached Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

The 6-foot-5, 215-pound O’Connor, a native Canadian, likely will be a redshirt freshman for the 2014-15 season, though he likely will be the third-most talented quarterback on Penn State’s roster.

Scranton Prep standout lineman Noah Beh also made a verbal commitment to the Nittany Lions on the first day of June.

Penn State offensive line coach Mac McWhorter recruited Beh heavily and likely sees the 6-foot-6, 245-pounder as a future offensive tackle who will protect Penn State quarterbacks.  Beh is also athletic enough to play defensive end.

Beh and O’Connor are Penn State’s 10th and 11th 2014 class commits, respectively, and O’Brien’s 2014 class could grow to as many as 15.

Four-star cornerback Troy Vincent Jr. may be the next to make a verbal commitment to Penn State. He is the son of former Philadelphia cornerback Troy Vincent Sr., who made five consecutive Pro Bowls from 1999-2003.

Penn State also recently offered a scholarship to OT Richie Petitbon, a 2015 class recruit.

The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Petitbon is a lineman from Washington D.C., whose grandpa, Richard, was a four-time pro bowl safety for the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960s.

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