It didn't take long for new Penn State head coach James Franklin to convince Maine South senior three-star offensive tackle Brendan Brosnan (6-foot-6, 280 pounds) to change his verbal commitment from Vanderbilt over to the Nittany Lions.
Brosnan changed his mind after talking to Franklin and flipped his verbal commitment to Penn State late Monday night.
"Brendan did change his decision, and Brendan and his family believe in what James Franklin is doing," said Maine South head coach Dave Inserra. "They believe in his plan. Brendan did struggle with the decision. Academically, he's a great student, so it was a tough decision to leave such a great school like Vanderbilt."
Yet the mix of strong academics along with the draw of the Nittany Lions program was too much for Brosnan to pass according to Inserra.
"The combination of what Penn State has to offer, both academically and as a football program, that was just too good for him to pass up."
Brosnan is now the third Vanderbilt verbal commit to flip over to Penn State so far in the Class of 2014.