Everyone knows the elaborate recruiting rankings and accolades, but to put in simple terms Christian Hackenberg is a special commitment for Penn State football.
Attracted to Penn State by the style of Bill O'Brien's offense, Hackenberg along with tight end Adam Breneman have been the focal points of the 2013 recruiting class.
Hackenberg, a 5-star prospect (via Rivals) who showed extremely well at this summer's Elite 11 quarterback camp, has so much to offer as to stand out from the rest of the pack.
Yes, this is a high school kid we're talking about here, but his ceiling is so high that it's hard not to rave about him.
With that being said, let's take an extensive look at three reasons why O'Brien and Penn State is getting a special player in Hackenberg.