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Penn State football: Nittany Lions flip TE Bowers from Pitt

Penn State’s weekend recruiting success continued Monday as the Nittany Lions added their third football recruit in the last two days.

Nick Bowers became the 23rd prospect to verbally commit to Penn State when he informed program’s coaches of his decision on Monday. Bowers later confirmed his commitment on his Twitter page. A tight end from Kittanning High School, Bowers is listed at 6-foot-4, 254 pounds by Lions24/ He was previously committed to Pittsburgh. He’s considered a three-star prospect by all three major recruiting services — Rivals, Scout and 24/7 Sports.

He joins Jonathan Holland — who’s usually listed as a defensive end but figures to get looks on offense too — as the lone tight ends in the 2015 recruiting class.

Bowers’ commitment is non-binding until he signs a National Letter of Intent, which he is expected along with the rest of Penn State’s recruits on Feb. 4.

Penn State’s 2015 class — the first full class for head coach James Franklin — is ranked ninth in the country by Scout, 11th by Rivals and 13th by 24/7 Sports.

Franklin had vowed to “dominate the state” in the program’s recruiting efforts when he was hired a year ago, and Bowers’ commitment gives the Nittany Lions 10 student-athletes from the Keystone State, the most since 2004.