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Lackawanna College Safety Tyrece Mills Commits to Penn State Football


Lackawanna College safety Tyrece Mills announced his commitment to Penn State football’s class of 2022 on Wednesday morning. He is the second prospect to commit to the Nittany Lions in the last five days, as offensive lineman Maleek McNeil made his pledge on Saturday.

Mills doesn’t have a ranking on 247Sports, but it should be noted that Lackawanna played just two games during his freshman campaign in 2020.

During his time at Northeast High School in Philadelphia, however, Mills impressed on both sides of the ball. The 6-foot, 205-pound safety made 56 total tackles as a senior, including one for a loss, and even spent time as a wide receiver. He finished his varsity career with nine catches worth 170 yards. Mills most impressive stat, however, is his eight interceptions over the course of his senior season.

Mills is the latest example of Penn State’s strong connection to Lackawanna, as Jaquan Brisker, Norval Black, and Ji’Ayir Brown all joined the Nittany Lions after a stint at the junior college in Scranton.

Mills now becomes the second defensive player to join Penn State’s class of 2022, alongside four-star defensive end Ken Talley.

To see what the safety might bring to Beaver Stadium in the next few years, check out his highlights from his senior season at Northeast High School: