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Penn State football nabs verbal commitment from offensive line prospect

Penn State’s Class of 2017 continues to grow as the team landed another offensive line verbal commitment on Thursday night.

Mike Miranda, a three-star offensive lineman from Stow, Ohio, announced his loyalty to Penn State’s next signing class. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound prospect had offers from Pittsburgh, Missouri and Northwestern among others, but apparently decided on Penn State after taking an official visit to the university for last weekend’s Blue-White game.

“I want to start by thanking all of the coaches and schools that decided to recruit me and put their trust in me as a student and a football player,” Miranda wrote on Twitter. “The recruiting process has truly been a blessing and everywhere that I have been has been full of good people. With that being said, I’m extremely excited and truly grateful to announce that I’ll be continuing my educational and football career at Penn State University!”

The influx of offensive linemen into the Nittany Lions’ recruiting corps has seemed to increase after the hiring of new position coach Matt Limegrover. Two prospects, Pittsburgh Central Catholic’s C.J Thorpe (a four-star guard prospect) and New Jersey’s Rob Martin (a three-star tackle) gave the team their verbals before the Blue-White game even kicked off last weekend.

The 2017 class now contains seven total members, including the abovementioned players, as well as quarterback Sean Clifford, linebacker Dylan Rivers and defensive ends Yetur Matos and Damion Barber.

Jourdan Rodrigue: 814-231-4629, @JourdanRodrigue