Earlier this spring, we profiled a number of receiver prospects that were holding Penn State offers for the 2014 recruiting class. Today, one of those, Mt. Lebanon Senior High School’s Troy Apke, gave his verbal commitment to Penn State. Bob Lichtenfels from 247 Sports broke the news.
— Bob Lichtenfels (@BobLichtenfels) April 13, 2013
Troy picked up his offer back in February when he visited campus for Penn State’s junior day recruiting event. 247 gives Troy 3 stars, and ranks him the 9th best prospect in Pennsylvania, and 42nd best receiver nationwide. If the last name rings a bell, it may be Troy’s father, Steve. The elder Apke played linebacker for Pitt, and his alma mater was one of Troy’s other offers. In addition to the two home state schools, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Toledo had also offered. Of all the receivers we looked at back in March, Troy might have been the most complete player on video. He has good speed (4.47 40), solid hands, and a 6’1″, 187 lb. frame that looks like it was built to play receiver in the Big 10.
Troy becomes the 4th player to commit for the 2014 class, joining Mark Allen, Nick Scott, and Troy Reeder. PSU can of course sign up to 15 players, but also must be under 65 scholarships by the 2014 season, which could put this class in the 12-13 player range, depending on transfers, early graduations or other circumstances.
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