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Penn State Recruiting - CB Daquan Worley Commits to PSU

After reporting earlier in the week that he was nearing a decision, and that it would likely be Penn State, Bob Flounders of The Patriot News broke the news earlier today that Daquan Worley is joining the Penn State Class of 2014.

Worley’s commitment brings the 2014 signing class to 7 members now, but just 2 of those fall on the defensive side (Worley, and Delaware LB Troy Reeder).  247 ranks Daquan as the 15th best player in Pennsylvania this year, and gives him 3 stars.  He is listed on most sites as a running back, but it is widely thought he will settle in on the defensive side of the ball, likely at cornerback.  He will join what will be an especially young group of defensive backs next season, after PSU signed 4 players to the secondary in the 2013 class. In Flounders’ story on his commitment, he also indicated Worley could contribute on special teams, or perhaps slot receiver.  However, with the players PSU has on board both in this class, and already on campus, they would seem to be set on the offensive side of the ball.

The Lions’ primary competition for Daquan came from Rutgers, but he also held offers from Pitt, and Georgia Tech.  PSU could sign up to 8 more players this class, but with the 65 scholarship limit, PSU probably has 5-6 more spots available.

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