PSU recruit: Smith Vilbert

Smith Vilbert

Position: Defensive end

Recruiting class (size): 2019 (19 players)

Hometown/School: Montvale, N.J./St. Joseph Regional

Height/Weight: 6-6/250

Stars: 3 (247); 3 (Rivals)

Other top offers: Florida, Florida State, Oregon, Miami, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pitt, Virginia, Syracuse, UCLA

Notable: Rated the No. 15 recruit out of New Jersey and No. 49 strong side defensive end by 247Sports.

Scouting report: The Lions need defensive end depth and have addressed that during this recruiting class. Vilbert is considered “raw and athletic,” according to one 247Sports analyst, and once was thought to be a better basketball recruit.

Quotable: “Blessed to say that I am committed to Penn State University.” — from his Twitter

— Cory Giger

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