Penn State recruit will ‘get after it and fight’; Lions land in 4-star wide receiver’s top 10, and more
Today’s Penn State football news headlines feature more on the commitment from three-star offensive line recruit Bryce Effner and a place among four-star wide receiver Daniel George’s top 10 schools.
Effner is a 6-5, 275-pound offensive tackle from Metea Valley (Ill.) High School who gave his pledge to coach James Franklin over the weekend. He was the 13th commitment in the Lions’ 2018 recruiting class and the third offensive lineman, joining four-star prospects Nana Asiedu and Antwan Reed.
Effner showed a willingness to fight at a young age, his coach, Ben Kleinhans told the Chicago Tribune.
“We pulled him up as a sophomore because we were thin on the offensive line and recognized some talent as a kid who would get after it and fight,” Kleinhans told the Tribue. “We thought he could be a multiyear starter for us, and it worked out.”
George is a 6-2, 200-pound prospect from Oxon Hill (Md.) and one of several high-profile wide receiver targets left on Penn State’s board. George got an offer from the Lions last December and visited in February, at which point Penn State began to trend upward in George’s 247Sports Crystal Ball.
George named Penn State among his top 10 schools along with Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, NC State, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
TOP 10 ! pic.twitter.com/brvvWkrpWK
— Daniel George (@11DanielGeorge) May 8, 2017
In other Penn State football news, a contract extension could soon be coming for Franklin. The Lions are among the favorites for five-star defensive end K.J. Henry, and their 2018 wide receiver haul could be one for the ages.
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