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Penn State Football: Five-Star Simmons Has Nittany Lions In Top 5

by on July 20, 2014 10:00 AM

Penn State football landed two separate four-star commits on Saturday and five-star DE Shane Simmons could add his talents to mix down the road as he named Penn State in his Top 5 today.

Simmons, a Hyattsville, Maryland product is a 6-foot-4, 221 pound prospect who specializes at the defensive end and outside linebacker position. Simmons is a member of the 2016 recruiting class with offers from the likes of Ohio State, Florida State, Maryland and Alabama among others.

According to the 247 Network Simmons is currently being recruited by defensive line coach Sean Spencer.

Simmons announced his top five choices today on his Twitter account, emphasizing that the schools were listed in no particular order. Joining Penn State in Simmons' top five were Ohio State, Alabama, Maryland, and Florida State.

If Simmons were to be the next prospect to join Penn State's 2016 recruiting class he would do so alongside running back and four-star talent Miles Sanders . Sanders checks in at 5-foot-10, 195-pounds and is a native of Pittsburgh and held offers from plenty of regional rivals including Michigan, Nebraska, Pitt, and Temple. He attends Woodland Hills High School, and is the No. 4 running back in the state for the Class of 2016, according to 247Sports.

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Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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