February 26, 2013 at 1:11 PM
Troy Reeder, a linebacker from Wilmington, Del., has verbally committed to Penn State, as first reported by Rivals.com.
Reeder's Salesianum High School coach William DiNardo confirmed the junior's commitment in an interview Tuesday afternoon.
The linebacker is listed at 6-foot-3, 232 pounds, and runs a swift 4.5 second 40-yard dash time.
Several other programs had also offered Reeder, such as Miami, Virginia, Maryland, Pittsburgh and Delaware, according to his Rivals.com profile. However, he ultimately settled on joining coach Bill O'Brien's program.
While not yet ranked by some recruiting sources, Scout.com ranks Reeder as the No. 13 middle linebacker in his class, and rates him as a three-star prospect.
DiNardo said he sees Happy Valley as a great fit for Reeder, who was completely sold on his decision after visiting campus this past weekend.
“He’s somebody that really fell in love with Penn State," DiNardo said. "He saw basically what he wanted to see, academically, athletically with the coaches and everything and he’s extremely excited about being part of the Penn State program.”
Reeder is now the third member of Penn State's 2014 recruiting class, joining athlete Nick Scott (Fairfax, Va.) — who also committed this week after visiting this weekend for Penn State's junior day — and running back Mark Allen (Hyattsville, Md.).