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PSU football recruit: Joseph Darkwa

Position: Defensive tackle

Recruiting class (size): 2019 (21 players)

Hometown/School: Dusseldorf, Germany/Panthers

Height/weight: 6-5/270

Stars: 3 (247Sports); 3 (Rivals)

Other top offers: UCLA, Indiana, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Virginia, Georgia Tech, UConn

Notable: Darkwa comes to the Lions from Germany and made his official visit to PSU over the weekend.

Scouting report: There should be a good bit of learning curve for the international student-athlete, who may or may not have been going up against great competition. Still, Darkwa has excellent size coming in and should be able to put on more weight once he gets into the college training system. He fits a need for depth at defensive tackle.

Quotable: “I really like Coach Franklin and when he came to our table to introduce himself. I obviously knew who he was. He was very excited to see my family and me. He sat down with us and chatted with us for a while. He is really a family orientated man. I really like that about him. He truly cared about his players and his staff.” — from Lions247.com

— Cory Giger

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