TribLIVE

| Sports


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

Penn State lands 3-star running back/defensive back

College Football Videos

By Scott Brown
Friday, May 3, 2013, 1:33 p.m.
 

Penn State picked up its seventh verbal commitment for 2014 on Friday when running back/defensive back Daquan Worley picked the Nittany Lions over Rutgers.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Worley is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals.com.

He rushed for 1,779 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior at Coatesville High School near Philadelphia. He also intercepted three passes and had 45 tackles last season.

The Nittany Lions recruited Worley as a cornerback.

Penn State's 2014 recruiting class is rapidly filling up. It's received verbal commitments from three wide receivers, including Mt. Lebanon's Troy Apke; two running backs; and a linebacker.

Players are not allowed to make binding commitments until national signing day Feb. 5.

Aliquippa defensive back Dravon Henry, Mt. Lebanon offensive lineman Alex Bookser and Gateway defensive backs Montae Nicholson and Anthony Davis are among the local players to whom Penn State has offered scholarships.

The Nittany Lions also have offered Washington running back Shai McKenzie and are interested in Thomas Jefferson linebacker Chase Winovich and Bethel Park offensive lineman Mike Grimm.

Penn State isn't allowed to sign more than 15 players to its 2014 class because of NCAA sanctions. The Nittany Lions may sign less than that since they have to be down to 65 scholarship players by Sept. 1, per the NCAA sanctions.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Mt. Lebanon High School to sell its planetarium equipment
  2. Pitt coach Narduzzi adds N.J. linebacker recruit
  3. Pitt notebook: Pitino: This year’s Pitt team not as talented as past years
  4. Linemen commit to PSU, boosting Franklin’s recruiting class
  5. Storm could drop 4-6 inches of snow on Pittsburgh area
  6. NFL notebook: Chances dwindle for Browns receiver Gordon after failed drug test
  7. Energy companies vie for experienced workers with skills in high demand
  8. One of two Marines killed in chopper crash was from Indiana, Pa.
  9. Energy-saving tactics pay off in Green Workplace Challenge
  10. Bloomfield bookstore owner bucks naysayers
  11. Adding more fuel to racial fire