With National Signing Day quickly approaching this week, VBR has taken some time to preview the five recruits who have already signed their letters and are currently enrolled at Penn State.
Defensive tackle Antoine White give the Nittany Lions some much-needed depth on the defensive line. Top defensive tackle recruit Thomas Holley changed his mind after committing to Penn State. Unlike Holley, White honored his commitment after James Franklin took over as head coach of the Nittany Lions.
White was recruited to Penn State by former defensive line coach Larry Johnson, and still enrolled at the school after Johnson left to take the same position at Ohio State.
A 3-star recruit, White will likely have to bulk up to make much of an impact in the interior of the defensive line. He’s currently listed at 265 pounds, a bit light by typical standards for defensive tackles. Luckily for White, since he is now a Penn State student, he is able to take part in team workouts.
During his recruiting process, White received offers from Pittsburgh, Michigan State, Syracuse, Georgia Tech and North Carolina. He was part of the group of Penn State recruits that visited the school for the October 12th Whiteout game against the Michigan Wolverines, a thrilling game which ended with a Penn State victory in four overtimes.
As of now, the Nittany Lions have just three defensive linemen in the 2014 class. Lloyd Tubman sounds like he is going to go elsewhere, leaving just two and meaning that Penn State could be thin at that position. White may have a chance to make an early impact for the Nittany Lions.
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