If you are from Scranton or know anything about its football history, you’ll recognize the name. Even if you don’t know the player.

Rocco Spindler

Clarkston, MI, four-star OL Rocco Spindler — son of West Scranton legend Marc Spindler — is one of the nation’s top offensive line recruits. RIVALS.COM photo

And at this point, it would be a surprise if you didn’t know the player. After all, Rocco Spindler has become a fixture in recruiting circles. A four-star recruit and the No. 2 offensive guard in the nation as rated by Rivals.com and 247sports, Spindler has more than 20 major offers, and his recruitment is starting to look a lot like the one his father, the great West Scranton star Marc Spindler, went through back in the mid-1980s. Lots of interest. Lots of big-time offers.

Spindler, who plays his high school ball in Clarkston, Michigan, recently released his top 10 list, and Penn State is on it. But the Nittany Lions have some big-time competition for Spindler’s services.

Spindler has visited Happy Valley since the new year, but he has also posted frequently about his trips to Notre Dame. He can stay within an hour of home and go to Michigan, another team hot on his trail. And…well, you can see the types of programs he’s considering.

Penn State is really pushing to make its 2021 offensive line class one of the best in the nation, and Spindler would help push it in that direction. But there’s a long way to go here, and it will be interesting to see how long the Nittany Lions can stay active in the race for his services.