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Penn State football: Nittany Lions land defensive line commitment

The Penn State football program landed another commitment to its next recruiting class Tuesday, with an oral commitment from Michael Dwumfour.

The defensive tackle from DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, N.J., announced his decision Tuesday on Twitter: “Truly blessed and thankful to announce my commitment to The University of Penn State.”

The 6-foot-2, 282-pound Dwumfour, a three-star recruit according to Lions247 and a two-star choice of rivals.com, made his choice after participating in a Nittany Lion football camp last weekend, picking Penn State over Pittsburgh.

Dwumfour helped DePaul to an 8-4 record last fall and a New Jersey state title in Non-Public, Group 2, beating Holy Spirit 42-0. Dwumfour had eight tackles in the game, and the Spartans held their opponents to 166 total yards of offense in the game. For the season he had 42 tackles in eight games, and made eight tackles for loss including three sacks.

Dwumfour is the 12th known commitment to the Nittany Lions for the 2016 recruiting class. Al oral commitments are non-binding until a National Letter of Intent is signed in February.

He is the second commitment in the last three days, with kicker Blake Gillikin of Atlanta’s Westminster High School announcing his choice Sunday.

The 6-2, 185-pound kicker and punter is a three-star choice, according to rivals.com. Lions247 rates Gillikin as the nation’s No. 2 punter, choosing the Nittany Lions over Georgia and Northwestern, among others.

Gillikin helped Westminster to a 12-2 record and a trip to the Georgia Class AAA semifinals.

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