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Penn State Football: Linebacker Prospect Donte Raymond Tabs Nittany Lions

by on December 18, 2013 10:23 AM

Penn State continues its recruiting roll this week, picking up linebacker Donte Raymond.

Raymond had committed to Delaware but a Penn State offer was too much to pass up. Raymond's commitment had leaked on Monday, but he denied the switch until today when the news became official.

Raymond stands 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds out of Rahway, New Jersey.

Today's news comes on the heels of Tuesday's news that five-star defensive tackle Thomas Holley will attend Penn State, choosing Penn State over a host of other schools including Florida.

Penn State now has 18 verbal commitments for the 2014 recruiting class. While Raymond may not bring the ratings that Holley does, fans should be confident that head coach Bill O'Brien has taken a good long look at Raymond and likes what he sees. Even with reduced sanctions kicking into effect, each and ever scholarship offered will not come without the OK of O'Brien.

Give O'Brien's track record so far, that should be more than enough proof of Raymond's worth to the program.

Additionally, junior college transfer and defensive tackle Tarow Barney is expected to sign his letter of intent with Penn State today. Barney committed to the Nittany Lions in November.

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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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