One member of this recruiting class who will proudly continue the strong tradition of linebackers at Penn State is Troy Reeder. Reeder was the third player to commit in this class after Mark Allen and Nick Scott. Ryan Snyder of BWI tweeted the news of Reeder letter being faxed.
— Ryan Snyder (@RivalsSnyder) February 5, 2014
According to Rivals, Reeder is the second best football recruit from all of Delaware, right behind fellow Penn State commit, wide receiver Chris Godwin. The 3-star linebacker chose Penn State over schools such as Miami, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Virginia and more. Before choosing to continue his football career in Happy Valley, Reeder was originally committed to play lacrosse at North Carolina.
Standing at a stout 6’3”, 232 pounds, Reeder was a first team all-state linebacker and first team all-state running back as a high school senior. He recorded 96 tackles from his linebacker position and as a running back, he ran for 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns, while also winning a state title. According to Tim Tolley, who covers Penn State for Bleacher Report, Reeder “has a nose for the football and plays mean. He’ll have a lot of fans in Happy Valley.”
Check out some of Reeder’s highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ovQq9QrRso