Brian Gaia, the 6'3", 290-pound defensive tackle resembles a prototypical lineman that is essential for successful Big Ten play.
Like Lewis, Gaia also drew interest from an impressive list of schools, namely West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Iowa and Rutgers.
While Gaia is listed as both an offensive and defensive lineman, he was brought in by Penn State defensive line coach Larry Johnson, and it looks like that is where he will be used.
Gaia is coming off of his second consecutive All-State season for the Gilman Greyhounds in Maryland, and he has impressed scouts with his ability to shed blockers.
If he pushes for playing time in the fall, his ability to take on numerous blockers could provide opportunities for hard-hitting outside linebackers Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti to bring the thunder.