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Four-star DT Adam McLean commits to Penn State

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Class of 2015 defensive tackle from Bethesda headed to Penn State.

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Four-star prospect Adam McLean has committed to Penn State, ending the commitment process early for the top player in the state of Maryland.

The defensive tackle from Quince Orchard High School is considered the 13th-best at his position in his class as well the best player in the state of Maryland according to the 247sports composite.

McLean unofficially visited the Terps on five different occasions within the past year as he attended home games at Byrd Stadium against Old Dominion, Virginia and Boston College. Former Terps offensive line coach Tom Brattan also visited the junior in September.

James Franklin continues to destroy the recruiting trail at Penn State (as we predicted), as the Nittany Lions now have the top class in the country according to the 247sports composite. McLean is one of 12 commitments in the class already for Penn State, and the third from the DC area.

McLean was Maryland's top-rated defensive target in the class of 2015, and strikes a big blow to the Terrapins' hopes in the recruiting class. Penn State had appeared to McLean's leader for some time, and Maryland will now have to look elsewhere for help on the line.