Today, as the early National Letter of Intent signing day period kicks off, most — if not all — of the newest members of the Penn State recruiting class will sign on the dotted line, accepting a scholarship to play football for the Nittany Lions. For every player who does sign, I’ll be here to provide an in-depth scouting report. Here is my report on offensive lineman Landon Tengwall.

Landon Tengwall

Courtesy of Penn State Athletics

Height: 6-6
Weight: 315
School: Good Counsel (Olney, MD)
Projected position: Offensive tackle

Rating: Four stars by, 247sports and ESPN

Other Power 5 offers: Alabama, Auburn, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia

Projection: Tengwall is easily the best prospect Penn State has landed in the 2021 recruiting class. At the absolute worst, he’s a guard who has the skills to develop into a starter for two or three seasons. But, Penn State certainly is look at him as a potential left tackle of the future, and he’s as good a prospect as this staff has landed at that spot in a good while. He has quick feet and, while raw in pass protection, shows plenty of technique and skill in getting to the right spot and preventing rushers from turning the corner. He has a strong lower half, and once he gets stronger, he’s going to be a force in the running game. He has great leg drive already, and maybe more than anything else, he’s tenacious. He shows leadership tendencies and has a legitimate shot at being a team captain someday. Tengwall will enroll in January and give himself a good shot to get as much playing time as he can in 2021, even on a line that has plenty of experience potentially returning. He’ll be in the mix for a starting job, for sure, by 2022.