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Vincent Jr. commits to Penn St.

June 27, 2013
By Philip Cmor ( , The Altoona Mirror

The wait is over.

The commitment of Baltimore defensive back Troy Vincent Jr. has been expected for a couple of months now, but the son of the former NFL first round draft pick and Pro Bowler finally announced on Wednesday that he intended to sign with the Nittany Lions.

Vincent and his father reportedly were at Penn State for a barbeque for incoming Nittany Lion recruits and prospects.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Vincent had approximately 20 scholarship offers from all across the country. Maryland, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Pitt were the other schools reportedly near the top of list along with Penn State.

Vincent is the third defensive back in the 2014 recruiting class to announce for the Nittany Lions. He joins Upper Marlboro, Md.'s Marcus Allen and Coatesville's Daquan Worley - Penn State also has been recruiting several other players in the secondary, including Aliquippa's Dravon Henry, Gateway's Montae Nicholson and Florida's Al Harris.

Interestingly, Harris' and Vincent's fathers played together in the NFL.

The younger Vincent and Allen also both are part of the Prime Xample defensive back academy, which is operated by Vincent Sr. and Roman Morris, father of former Nittany Lion cornerback Stephon Morris. Another Prime Xample product, Jordan Smith, enrolled at Penn State in January.

Vincent's commitment gives the Lions 12 members in their 2014 class. Penn State is limited to 15 scholarships and only 65 players total on its roster in the fall of 2014 because of NCAA sanctions, but the Lions also have a couple of scholarships that could be applied to their 2013 class if they had room on the roster and recruits decided to enroll early.

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