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Penn State lands 3-star running back/defensive back

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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.

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