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Penn State Football: 4-Star Linebacker Commits to Nittany Lions

by on December 25, 2018 2:33 PM

Penn State football's recruiting efforts got a Christmas gift.

The Nittany Lions secured their second verbal pledge in the class of 2020 on Wednesday when four-star linebacker Derek Wingo picked the Penn State over Ohio State, Oklahoma and Miami (Fla.), among others.

Wingo is considered a top-200 player in the country by 247Sports’ composite rankings. He attends Florida powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas. Once a quarterback, Wingo made the full-time shift to outside linebacker before his junior season.


Long considered an Ohio State lean, Wingo visited Penn State for the first time at this year’s White Out game against the Buckeyes, where his recruitment took a turn.


The 6-2, 210 pound linebacker is a gifted athlete and has top-level speed for his position. He joins three-star offensive lineman Grant Toutant in the Nittany Lions’ recruiting class of 2020.

Watch his 2018 season highlights:

Brian Bachman is a Penn State student and contributor to Onward State.
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