Important 2013 Penn State recruit suffers torn ACL

Adam Breneman, a Penn State commitment who is considered the top high school tight end in the Class of 2013, has a torn ACL in his right knee and will undergo surgery, his father confirmed Friday.

Breneman, who is entering his senior year at Cedar Cliff High School, suffered the knee injury Thursday in a 7-on-7 drill. The MRI taken Friday revealed the damage, according to his father, Brian Breneman.

“While he is disappointed he will be unable to play football his senior season,” the elder Breneman said in a statement, “he is very optimistic about his future at Penn State and is totally committed to making a full recovery in time for the 2013 season.”

Breneman added that the family was “very grateful for the outpouring of support” for his son.

Adam Breneman, who is 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, committed to Penn State last March, choosing the Nittany Lions over Ohio State and Notre Dame., a recruiting web site, said he was Penn State’s first 5-star recruit since 2006.

--Joe Juliano