Dexter Southfield’s Liam Andrews commits to Penn State

Dexter Southfield defensive lineman Liam Andrews has committed to Penn State. Andrews chose Penn State from a final list that included Wisconsin and South Carolina. He had more than 20 offers from programs including Ohio State, Michigan, Oklahoma, Florida and Miami.

The 6-5 275 pound Andrews has been a two way starter for Dexter but will play defense for the Nittany Lions. As far as why he chose Penn State, Andrews cited his relationship with Penn State defensive line coach Deion Barnes and the Nittany Lions scheme as the two reasons he picked the school.

“Their defensive scheme really allows their defensive linemen and their interior defensive tackles to play really aggressive and athletic,” Andrews said. “I think that’s my play style. I’m a really aggressive player on the field.”

Andrews took his time with his commitment. He didn’t say a lot publicly. In a video documenting his announcement yesterday, he thanked his family, his coaches, his teammates and those that doubted him. Now he is out to prove that he can be the next great New England lineman in recent years.

Andrews leads a talented group of lineman at Dexter that also features Charlotte commit Dom Silvia and talented sophomore Hardy Watts. Together, they might be the best group of lineman in the state and possibly the region.

Andrews joins a litany of talented players from New England that have committed to Big Ten schools in recent years including: Mike Sainristil, Tristan Bounds, Zak Zinter Alessandro Lorenzetti and Jaden and Jeron Smith (Michigan), Cam Large (Wisconsin), Jessie Ofurie (Rutgers), Miles Walker (Ohio State) and Andrews future teammates Andrew Rappleyea and Liam Reynolds (Penn State).