Three-star receiver commits to Penn State
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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State received its fifth verbal commitment Saturday for the Class of 2014 when wide receiver DeAndre Thompkins pledged to sign with the Nittany Lions.
Thompkins, a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com and Scout.com, joins Mt. Lebanon's Troy Apke as the second receiver to commit to Penn State. He announced his intentions on his Twitter page shortly after Penn State's Blue-White game.
The 6-foot, 175-pound Thompkins from North Carolina is considered one of the top receivers in the South. He had scholarship offers from a number of schools, including Florida, Notre Dame and West Virginia.
Delaware linebacker Troy Reed, Maryland running back Mark Allen and Virginia running back Nick Scott also have committed to Penn State.
Penn State can't sign more than 15 players to its 2014 recruiting class because of NCAA sanctions. It will likely sign a little less than 15 because it can't exceed 65 scholarship players by the start of the 2014 season.
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