Penn State Football Recruiting: In-State Defensive End Curtis Cothran Chooses Nittany Lions
Penn State picked up its sixth verbal commitment for the recruiting Class of 2013 on Monday, the same day the Nittany Lions opened spring practice.
Council Rock North’s Curtis Cothran, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound defensive end, gave his pledge to Penn State, according to the Penn State football website, Lions247.com, which rates him as a three-star prospect.
Rivals.com and Scout.com have yet to rate Cothran, who also held offers from Maryland and Rutgers, among others.
Verbal commitments are not binding until a letter of intent is submitted as early as Feb. 6, 2013.
Penn State Class of 2013 recruits (star rating according to Rivals)
Quarterback Christian Hackenberg, Fork Union, Va., 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, four stars
Cornerback Ross Douglas, Avon, Ohio, 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, four stars
Defensive end Garrett Sickels, Little Silver, N.J., 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, four stars
Tight end Adam Breneman, Camp Hill, Pa., 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, four stars
Offensive tackle Brendan Mahon, Randolph, N.J., 6-foot-5, 302 pounds, four stars
Defensive end Curtis Cothran, Newtown, Pa., 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, unrated