Penn State Football

Nittany Lions score 3-star offensive tackle commit

It took less than 24 hours for 2017 offensive tackle Desmond Holmes to decide he wanted to play football at Penn State.

According to recruiting site 247 Sports, Holmes visited the Nittany Lions on Saturday for the first time. On Sunday, Holmes announced his verbal pledge on Twitter.

“First off, I’d like to thank God for putting me in the blessed situation I’m in,” tweeted Holmes. “Without him, none of this would be possible. I would like to thank all the schools that recruited me and gave me and scholarship (sp). I’d also like to thank my family and coaching staff.

“With that being said, I am very excited to say that I am committed to Penn State University!”

The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Holmes, a Pennsylvania native, is the 14th member of the commitment Class of 2017, and picked Penn State over Pittsburgh and Maryland. The class has three other offensive line prospects in Mike Miranda, Rob Martin and C.J. Thorpe.

Head coach James Franklin said earlier this summer that the class will contain between 17 and 21 members.

Jourdan Rodrigue: 814-231-4629, @JourdanRodrigue