Pat Freiermuth has been incredibly successful during his first two seasons at Penn State. As a freshman in 2018, Freiermuth caught 26 passes for 368 yards and eight touchdowns.

As a sophomore, he has already passed the catching and yardage numbers, catching 32 balls for 392 yards and seven touchdowns. Through not even his first full two seasons, Freiermuth has caught 15 touchdown passes.

The best is yet to come.

Speaking of what’s to come, recruiting is the world of what’s next. At Penn State, coach James Franklin takes a back seat to nobody when it comes to recruiting the players he believes fit his program.

Freiermuth was one of them at the tight end position a couple years ago, but, what about the next wave of Penn State tight ends? What will they be like?

On Wednesday, Freiermuth gave a message to all future Nittany Lions at his position:

“My advice for them would be to come in and work, and be ready to go,” he said. “When your time comes, don’t shy away from it. Take it and embrace it. Just go out and attack every single play and every single opportunity you get.”

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More from Freiermuth about awards and records:

“I’m a big believer that if you focus on the right now, and what you can control in games and your preparation, then the awards will come later,” he said.

“I wouldn’t focus on any of the records. Obviously that’s a goal to have going into a program like Penn State, to eventually one day break records, but first Coach Bowen, the whole staff and the whole program is gonna expect you to work hard and put a name out there for yourself.”

Freiermuth has at least one more full season ahead of him in Happy Valley. But while he’s inevitably breaking records in the future, he’ll have a hand in molding the next wave of great Nittany Lions at his position.