Penn State head coach James Franklin continues to “Dominate the State” when it comes to recruiting. This time, he turned his attention a short drive away from State College in Harrisburg to go after one of the top running back recruits in the nation. According to 247Sports, 4-star running back Andre Robinson has committed to the Nittany Lions.
Robinson took to Twitter to announce the news.
Excited to announce my commitment to Penn State! To God be the glory. WE ARE pic.twitter.com/rELDPdbxHI
— Andre Robinson (@A_robinson5) February 27, 2014
In Robinson, the Nittany Lions are getting a very talented running back that has the potential to have a big career at the collegiate level. He’s played three years at Bishop McDevitt High School and have racked up some pretty impressive stats, carrying the ball 526 times for 4,219 yards and 63 touchdowns.
257Sports has him ranked as the No. 8 running back and the No. 92 prospect overall in the nation. Of course, someone of his talent is always highly sought after by some of the top schools. Robinson had offers from fellow Big Ten schools Michigan State, Ohio State, Northwestern, Minnesota, Maryland and Rutgers. Virginia Tech and Louisville were also interested in the running back.
Robinson made his first visit to Happy Valley on Monday where he met with Franklin. He returned from Harrisburg on Thursday to tell Franklin and the coaching staff his decision to attend school there. He then attended the basketball game against Ohio State with the coaching staff.
The Nittany Lions are off to a good start in recruiting for 2015, already receiving commitments from seven recruits.
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