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Penn State Football: Top 100 Prospect Commits to Nittany Lions

by on December 09, 2019 2:07 PM

Penn State football earned its first commitment from a tight end in the 2020 recruiting cycle with a pledge from Theo Johnson on Monday afternoon.

The four-star tight end is the top-ranked recruit in his home province of Ontario, Canada. He’s also rated the third-best tight end and No. 83 overall prospect in the entire recruiting class of 2020 , according to 247Sports. He committed to Penn State over Michigan, Georgia and Iowa, among others.

Johnson has been a bona fide superstar thus far at Holy Names High School in Windsor, Ontario. His 6-foot-6, 240-pound frame along with his speed make him difficult for a defender to deal with, to say the least, and he is one of the most high-profile commits that Penn State has added to the fold in this recruiting cycle.

Pat Freiermuth solidified himself as Penn State’s starting tight end while Nick Bowers and Zach Kuntz have earned some time, but Johnson could start to play significant snaps quickly once he arrives in Happy Valley. Freiermuth will be back at Penn State for his junior year, but Johnson still has a chance to make an immediate impact in the Nittany Lions’ two-tight end sets that they ran frequently in 2019.


Will Pegler is a Penn State student and a writer for Onward State.
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