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Recruiting update

PENN STATE

PlayerHt.Wt.Pos.Hometown

Saquon Barkley5-11190RBWhitehall, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Rutgers, Notre Dame, Pitt

Assistant coach who opened the door: Charles Huff

FYI: 247Sports top prospect in Pennsylvania rushed for 1,851 yards as a senior.

Ryan Bates6-5271OTWarrington, Pa.

Chose PSU over: South Carolina, Ohio State, Auburn

Assistant coach who opened the door: Herb Hand

FYI: Won two PIAA titles at Archbishop Wood with fellow Lion recruit Jake Cooper.

Manny Bowen6-3206LBBarnegat, N.J.

Chose PSU over: Michigan State, Oklahoma

Assistant coach who opened the door: Brent Pry

FYI: Selected New Jersey Class B South defensive player of the year as a junior.

Ryan Buchholz6-6235DEMalvern, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pitt

Assistant coach who opened the door: Josh Gattis

FYI: Older brothers that played at Maryland and James Madison.

Kamonte Carter6-4243DEGaithersburg, Md.

Chose PSU over: Michigan State, Maryland, East Carolina, Kentucky

Assistant coach who opened the door: Sean Spencer

FYI: Played some QB and punted in high school; sprinted, hurdled and threw in track.

Irvin Charles6-4207WRSicklerville, N.J.

Chose PSU over: Florida, Miami

Assistant coach who opened the door: Josh Gattis

FYI: Hauled in 21 TD catches over junior and senior years at Pius VI High School.

Jake Cooper6-1234LBDoylestown, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Duke, Syracuse, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, Pitt, Virginia, Vanderbilt

Assistant coach who opened the door: Brent Pry

FYI: Father was QB at Central State College in Ohio and was a boxer.

Steven Gonzalez6-4321GUnion Hill, N.J.

Chose PSU over: Ohio State, Boston College, Rutgers, South Carolina, Wisconsin

Assistant coach who opened the door: Ricky Rahne

FYI: Two-time New Jersey first-team all-state selection

Jonathan Holland6-4240TEWashington, D.C.

Chose PSU over: Georgia, Clemson, Nebraska, West Virginia, N.C. State

Assistant coach who opened the door: Charles Huff

FYI: Originally committed as a defensive end but now seems set to begin on offense.

Sterling Jenkins6-8307OTPittsburgh, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Ohio State, Michigan

Assistant coach who opened the door: Herb Hand

FYI: Under Armour All-American and January enrollee is great nephew of former Lion Chappie Hill.

Juwan Johnson6-5212WRGlassboro, N.J.

Chose PSU over: Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Boston College

Assistant coach who opened the door: Josh Gattis

FYI: Brother, George, is a defensive lineman for the Detroit Lions.

Daiquan Kelly6-2207LBNewark, N.J.

Chose PSU over: Syracuse, Rutgers, Michigan State

Assistant coach who opened the door: Ricky Rahne

FYI: Union City teammate of Steven Gonzalez forced nine turnovers in last two years.

Jarvis Miller6-2188SSuffield, Conn.

Chose PSU over: Michigan State, Connecticut

Assistant coach who opened the door: Sean Spencer

FYI: Has studied martial arts since age of 5; picked off six passes this year.

Ayron Monroe6-2197SWashington, D.C.

Chose PSU over: Maryland, Virginia, Boston College

Assistant coach who opened the door: Charles Huff

FYI: Latest Prime Xample DB product to land at Penn State; brother plays for Maryland.

Paris Palmer6-8288OTPlymouth, N.C.

Chose PSU over: South Carolina, Cincinnati

Assistant coach who opened the door: Ricky Rahne

FYI: Ranked as the No. 1 junior college offensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com.

Brandon Polk5-9152WRAshburn, Va.

Chose PSU over: Stanford, Virginia Tech

Assistant coach who opened the door: Josh Gattis

FYI: Top target of 2014 Lion recruit Trace McSorley at Briar Wood HS two years ago.

John Reid5-10180CBPhiladelphia, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Miami, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Alabama

Assistant coach who opened the door: Josh Gattis

FYI: U.S. Army All-American named CBSPhilly player of the year for 2013 and 2014.

Andre Robinson5-10210RBHarrisburg, Pa.

Chose PSU over: Ohio State, Rutgers, Pitt

Assistant coach who opened the door: Charles Huff

FYI: Bishop McDevitt product was 2013 Class AAA state player of the year.

Tommy Stevens6-4187QBIndianapolis, Ind.

Chose PSU over: Indiana, Michigan State, West Virginia

Assistant coach who opened the door: Ricky Rahne

FYI: One-time Indiana University commit was a finalist for his home state’s Mr. Football.

Garrett Taylor6-1188CBRichmond, Va.

Chose PSU over: Michigan, Ohio State, LSU, Virginia Tech

Assistant coach who opened the door: Terry Smith

FYI: Selected for Under Armour All-American Game but couldn’t play because of injury.

(Compiled by Philip Cmor)