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Breneman earns two more; alters visit plans

2/8/2012

The Gators grabbed the No. 2 tight end in the country in the 2012 class. They are hoping to do a little better in this year's clas as they offered the No. 1 tight end in 2013 on Wednesday.

And it just so happens both are from Pennsylvania.

Five-star junior tight end Adam Breneman (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff) picked up an offer from Florida, who signed Philadelphia-area tight end Colin Thompson a week ago. Florida coach Will Muschamp and tight ends coach Derek Lewis both spoke with Breneman on Wednesday.

“I really hadn’t had much contact with Florida. It was out of the blue,” he said. “It’s far away but I know it’s a great school, got a brand new facility and multi-room complex. They like to use their tight ends.

“It’ll be a place I’m not sure if I’ll visit or not.”

The 2013 Under Armour All-American talked briefly with Thompson and fellow Gators tight end signee Kent Taylor (ranked No. 4) after receiving his offer. Breneman said he knows both in a “broad sense.”

“They had some great things to say about Florida,” he added.

California also sent an offer Breneman’s way on Wednesday. He said Bears coach Jeff Tedford and tight ends coach Jeff Genyk were selling him on the academics and their history at the position, pointing to future NFL Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez.

Former Bears assistant Tosh Lupoi recruited Breneman briefly for the Bears before leaving for Washington, which offered Breneman last week.

Breneman was planning visits to Ohio State and Penn State this month, but those dates are now in the balance. He said he will still visit Penn State this month, but the Ohio State visit might have to be postponed until later in the spring. He is also planning to visit Notre Dame, too.

Rehabbing from surgery on both shoulders, Breneman reports he is doing well and ahead of schedule.