Penn State has plenty of talent on its roster.
Coach James Franklin has done his job on that end. But once the recruits and transfers come in, it’s up to them to get better. Of course, coaching can help.
But if players don’t have the drive to get better each and every day, a ceiling is hit. For Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth, he doesn’t believe he has hit his ceiling:
"If I do those things, I personally believe I can be the best tight end in the nation."
— Penn State On BTN (@PennStateOnBTN) August 11, 2019
Freiermuth says that if he continues to get better as a blocker and route-runner, he’ll be the country’s top tight end. It’s not an insane thought, either.
Freiermuth, a 6-foot-5 target as just a freshman, caught 26 passes last season and had eight TDs. If he continues that kind of efficiency, his goals are certainly in reach.
Going into what will be his sophomore season, Freiermuth was named to the Mackey Award Watch List (given to the country’s top tight end). If he continues to improve, he may be winning some hardware before he even becomes a junior.
Penn State’s 2019 season kicks off on Aug. 31 at home against Idaho.