Spring football is usually a time of tons of recruiting action around the country. Even without practices and face-to-face visits due to the Covid-19 pandemic, plenty of 2021 prospects have been announcing their commitments. Penn State has joined the party with huge get of its own, four-star offensive lineman Landon Tengwall. He is considered a top-50 player nationally.
The massive Tengwall has been on the Penn State radar for nearly two years, earning his scholarship offer way back in February of 2018. His first visit to Happy Valley came even earlier in November of 2017.
The Tengwall File
- Class: 2021
- Size: 6-6/300 lbs.
- Pos: Offensive Tackle
- School: Good Counsel (Olney, MD)
- Composite Rating: ★★★★ (.9771)
- Composite Rank: No. 45 overall (No. 7 OT)
Tengwall's offer list reads like a "who's who" of college football blue bloods. At the top of that list, however, were the Michigan Wolverines and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Those two along with the Nittany Lions formed Tengwall's top-three. His final decision came down to Penn State and the Irish.
State College has been a regular stop for Tengwall throughout his recruitment. Including his initial visit over two years ago, he has made it to Penn State nine separate times. The most recent came in January when he returned to meet new offensive line coach Phil Trautwein for the first time.
Tight ends coach Tyler Bowen has been an integral part of Tengwall's recruitment as well. Even with position coach Matt Limegrover not returning to the staff in 2020, the connection to the Nittany Lions remained strong thanks to Bowen. He also raved about the hiring of Phil Trautwein to 247Sports in January before he made the trip to Pennsylvania to meet the new position coach.
"Love him. Greatest hire they could have made. We have talked a ton. Super exciting for Penn State and potentially super exciting for me. Great coach, but you can tell he truly cares about building you as a man too."
Tengwall is the third member of the 2021 class, and the second offensive lineman. He joins Harrisburg guard Nate Bruce up front, and Ohio wide receiver Liam Clifford. He could also become the star of what has the makings of an exceptional offensive line class with five-stars Nolan Rucci and Tristain Leigh, as well as four-star Rocco Spindler all very high on the Nittany Lions, among others.
The 2021 class now ranks No. 31 nationally according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.