Penn State Football Recruiting: In-State Defensive End Curtis Cothran Chooses Nittany Lions
March 26, 2012 7:35 PM
by Nate Mink
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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,, which rates him as a three-star prospect. and 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

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