Delaware LB gives verbal
Penn State’s junior day on Saturday has yielded another football recruit for the Nittany Lions.
Troy Reeder, a 6-foot-3, 232-pound linebacker from Salesianum School in Wilmington, Del., gave a verbal commitment to the Lions on Tuesday.
Reeder becomes the third member of Penn State’s 2014 recruiting class. Fairfax, Va. running back Nick Scott announced his intentions to sign with the Lions on Saturday after he and Reeder were among a large group of high school underclassmen that took unofficial visits to University Park.
Moved up as a freshman, Reeder already is a two-time all-state pick, making first team on defense last year after being placed on the second team as a sophomore. He was also a third-team all-Delaware pick on offense in 2012 after moving from quarterback to running back despite missing several games with an ankle injury.
Although it’s early in recruiting for next year, Reeder already had scholarship offers from Pitt, Boston College, Maryland, Miami, Rutgers, Vanderbilt and Virginia.
“He’s a big, athletic kid. He’s very cerebral,” Salesianum coach Bill DiNardo said. “He’s projected to play inside linebacker, and I think he can do that. He’s got 4.6 speed, he’s incredibly strong and he’s very athletic.”
Reeder also is a standout in lacrosse and had made a verbal commitment to North Carolina for that sport a year ago after leading Salesianum to a state championship as a sophomore.
– Philip Cmor