Penn State football: Nittany Lions land third recruit in six days

tjohnson@centredaily.comOctober 23, 2013 

Penn State continues to stockpile verbal commitments from football recruits.

Jason Cabinda — a three-star linebacker from Hunterdon Central in Flemington, N.J. — became the third prospect to commit to Penn State in less than a week. Cabinda’s commitment was first reported by Blue-White Illustrated and is non-binding until he signs a letter of intent.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Cabinda had committed to Syracuse but changed his commitment just three days after three-star running back Johnathan Thomas flipped from Maryland to Penn State and six days after four-star tight end Mike Gesicki verbaled to the Nittany Lions. Cabinda became the 15th recruit in the 2014 class in which Penn State can bring in a total of 20 players as opposed to 15 after the NCAA eased the scholarship reductions originally imposed on the program in 2012.

But three players in the current class — quarterback Michael O’Connor, defensive tackle Antoine White and wideout DeAndre Thompkins — are expected to enroll early meaning they will count toward the 2013 class.


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