Penn State has received a preferred walk-on commitment from Henry Boehme (2023), a 6-foot-6, 270-pound offensive lineman from Mountain Brook High School in Alabama, he announced via Twitter Monday morning.
Committed! @RecruitMtnBrook @CoachWild15 @YeagerSpartanFB @coachjfranklin @CoachTrautFB @Coach_Elby @CoachDScott1 pic.twitter.com/lGyG4gM2XN
— Henry Boehme (@BoehmeHenry) March 21, 2023
Boehme received an offer from PSU back in January. He also had walk-on offers from schools such as Arkansas State, Furman, Georgia Tech, Samford, UAB and Wake Forest. He visited Penn State back in late January at one of the school’s junior day events.
Penn State’s latest PWO will come to the school from far away. In recent years, the program has been more active in recruiting players from Alabama. DaKaari Nelson, a four-star safety from Livingston, Alabama, who played at Selma High School, was one of Penn State’s highest-rated signees of this past recruiting cycle. It also had a commitment from another four-star from Alabama.
Tomarrion Parker, a four-star EDGE from Central Phenix High School, committed to Penn State last summer, but later de-committed and ended up at signing with Clemson.
Before the Class of 2023, Penn State landed Harrison “Trey” Wallace from Montgomery.
Wallace, a ‘21 signee, received increased playing time at receiver last season and became a starter for Penn State’s last three games, including its Rose Bowl win over Utah, after Parker Washington went down with a season-ending injury.
Boehme isn’t the first walk-on to come to Penn State from a long distance. In January, Penn State got a PWO from David Kency Jr., a running back from Archbishop Shaw High School in Marrero, Louisiana.
Boehme’s commitment comes right as PSU is getting into the swing of spring ball. The team started spring practice last Tuesday, and will keep at it until the Blue-White Game scheduled for Saturday, April 15, at 2.