Troy Reeder was among over 30 prospects that attended Penn State’s Junior Day recruiting event this past weekend in Happy Valley. It would appear that he saw and heard everything he wanted to, giving Bill O’Brien, and LB coach Ron Vanderlinden his verbal commitment today, according to Ryan Snyder of BWI
— Ryan Snyder (@BWISnyder) February 26, 2013
Troy is a 3-star player on 247, with offers from Rutgers, Maryland, Miami, and Pitt, among others. PSU actually offered him back in October of 2012. With limited scholarships, 2 linebackers in the 2013 class (Zayd Issah, Brandon Bell), plus the return of Nyeem Wartman, who should be granted a medical redshirt, the early offer to a 2014 prospect should tell you how highly the PSU staff views Troy.
His 6’2″, 230 lb. build make him a natural fit at middle linebacker, especially once he gets into a collegiate level strength and conditioning program. His 4.6 40 is impressive enough, but Troy also played quarterback as a sophomore, and had committed to North Carolina as a lacrosse player prior to his football recruitment taking off.
Troy is no stranger to Penn State, having attended a junior camp this past summer, which is where he first got on the Lions’ radar, and specifically Bill O’Brien, according to Lions247. He also attended the 2012 White House game versus Ohio State, prior to attending Junior Day on Saturday.
Welcome to Penn State, Troy!
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