TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Three-star receiver commits to Penn State

About The Tribune-Review
The Tribune-Review can be reached via e-mail or at 412-321-6460.
Contact Us | Video | Photo Reprints

By Scott Brown

Published: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 4:12 p.m.

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.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Pirates trade for Mets first baseman Davis
  2. Latrobe woman texts searchers in Linn Run State Park to tell them she’s OK
  3. Orpik: Penguins must keep their cool
  4. Penguins’ Bylsma wants Cup version of Letang
  5. Alvarez struggles as Pirates fall short against Brewers
  6. Survivors in critical condition a day after fifth Armstrong County car crash victim dies
  7. RiverQuest short of money, looks for a partner
  8. Former Mystic Inn burns in Republic, Fayette County
  9. Rossi: Pens sticking to power-play plan
  10. Engineer made most of opportunities in U.S.
  11. Dems in Pa. governor’s race vow to close loophole, say firms skirt corporate tax
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.