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Penn State football: Nittany Lions land defensive end Jonathan Holland in recruiting

Penn State picked up its 13th commitment in the 2015 football recruiting class on Saturday when defensive end Jonathan Holland declared his intention to play for the Nittany Lions.

Holland, a defensive end from Bullis School in Potomac, Md., is considered a three-star prospect by 24/7 Sports and and announced his commitment on Twitter.

Listed at 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, Holland helped the Bulldogs to a 9-1 record last season and contributed 27 tackles, 9 ½ for a loss with 3 ½ sacks. He is ranked as the No. 17 overall recruit from Maryland.

Holland’s commitment — nonbinding until he signs a National Letter of Intent — deepens an already strong defensive line corps. He is the second defensive end to commit in the current class and third overall defensive lineman. Penn State currently has seven defensive ends on its roster with only two projected to graduate following the 2014-15 season.

Recently, Holland’s recruitment had heated up. He picked up five offers in the last month from schools including Iowa, Clemson, Nebraska and Georgia.