Troy Vincent, Jr. has been leaning towards Penn State for several weeks now. The experts at 247 were unanimous in predicting Troy to the Lions. Earlier today the staff hosted several committed players, as well as several uncommitted prospects, for a cookout, where Vincent gave his verbal commitment to the staff. Troy becomes the 12th member of the 2014 recruiting class, and the 3rd DB, joining Marcus Allen, and Daquan Worley.
247 rates Troy as a 3 star prospect, but also the 5th best player in a talented Maryland recruiting class. He is also ranked 26th nationally among cornerbacks, which is almost certainly where he is destined to end up at the next level. Wisconsin and Maryland were likely the Lions’ closest competition, but he also held offers from Pitt (LOLPitt), Michigan, Cal, Illinois (LOLBeckman), West Virginia and a host of others.
Troy is of course the son of former NFL cornerback Troy Vincent, who spent 15 years in the NFL with the Dolphins, Eagles, Bills and Redskins. That career included 3 All-Pro selections, and 5 Pro Bowl trips. His son takes after him as a defender, already showing good awareness, and excellent physical play at the line.
It will be interesting to see how this effects two other highly regarded DB prospects the PSU staff is very high on, in Montae Nicholson, and Dravon Henry. Only 3 spots remain in this class, and the Lions are likely to take at least 2 defensive tackles. That will be a worry for another day, as O’Brien continues to recruit strongly, despite at least 1 hand tied behind his back by the NCAA.
Welcome to Penn State, Troy!
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