It’s no secret that Penn State has had a great tradition of producing great linebackers. Guys like Ham, Lee and Arrington helped earn the school the nickname of Linebacker U. However, this past season, the Nittany Lions were thin at the position after dealing with graduations, injuries and guys leaving the team. Moving forward, it will be important that Penn State brings in quality linebackers that will fill the depth chart. Jason Cabinda, from New Jersey is one of two linebackers in the class of 2014.
According to Ryan Snyder of BWI, Cabinda said he was the first to officially sign.
LB Jason Cabinda tells me he was the first to send his LOI to #PennState today.
— Ryan Snyder (@RivalsSnyder) February 5, 2014
Cabinda is one of several Penn State recruits who took a visit to State College on the weekend of the game against Michigan. The game was the annual whiteout game, an amazing spectacle that is impressive to anyone. On top of that, the Nittany Lions pulled out a thrilling four-overtime victory over the then-undefeated Wolverines.
A 3-star recruit, Cabinda is listed as an inside linebacker, the spot left empty now by Glenn Carson, who led the team in tackles in 2013. Cabinda chose the Nittany Lions over the likes of Syracuse, Maryland and in-state school Rutgers.
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