The Nittany Lions added a versatile player to their 2013 recruiting class this afternoon when Maryland “linebacker” Zach Bradshaw committed to play his collegiate football in Happy Valley.
Zach visited Penn State earlier this month and came away very impressed. He then returned this past weekend, seemingly to make sure. A few days later, he called coach Larry Johnson with the good news.
“I liked everything,” Bradshaw told the Washington Post. “The coaches, the football stuff, the academic part, the campus, the people. I just waited until I felt comfortable and I knew it was the right choice before I did it.”
Bradshaw’s commitment is unique, because of his versatility. Many have wondered if Penn State would take three linebackers in this class, or four. They stand with two right now, and will certainly take at least one more. If a player like Zayd Issah or Al-Rasheed Benton were to commit, Penn State would have a decision to make. Having a guy like Zach, who could potentially play a number of positions, including WR, TE or safety, it’s more likely that the Nittany Lions would take another LB. Of course, that’s if the right guy wanted to commit.
The pressure is certainly on those guys, along with Alex Anzalone, who will be visiting in the next couple of days.
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