Penn State football: Nittany Lions get two more four-star commitments

May 7, 2014 


Penn State football coach James Franklin talks during the Coaches Caravan at Pegula Ice Arena on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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Penn State added two four-star recruits to its 2015 football recruiting class on Tuesday, as the Nittany Lions now have commitments from 15 players in a class that ranks as one of the highest in the nation.

Baldwin High School’s Sterling Jenkins, a 6-foot-8, 305-pound lineman, made his commitment on Tuesday during a radio interview, according to 24-7 Sports, while St. Peters Prep (N.J.) quarterback Brandon Wimbush verbally commited during an interview with Bleacher Report.

The Nittany Lions now own 11 four-star recruits, according to 24-7, while the other 13 schools in the Big Ten Conference have a combined total of 13. Penn State’s Class of 2015 is currently ranked No. 1 in the conference, No. 2 overall behind Alabama, according to 24-7.

According to 24-7, Jenkins narrowed his choices to Penn State and Ohio State before picking the Nittany Lions. Other schools on his list included Michigan, Alabama, Pitt, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech. Jenkins, who is listed as Pennsylvania’s top prospect by the website, is also rated the nation’s 65th best prospect in the latest ESPN 300 rankings.

Wimbush, rated the 107th best player in the ESPN 300 rankings, is ranked as the nation’s fifth-best dual-threat quarterback, and the second overall best player in the state of New Jersey, according to 24-7. Wimbush has also entertained offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska, Maryland, Rutgers and Michigan State.

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