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Joey Porter Jr. commits to Penn State

Jerry DiPaola
| Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
North Allegheny’s Joey Porter Jr avoids Central Catholic’s Marco Marchionda during a punt return Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at Newman Stadium at Wright Field.
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
North Allegheny’s Joey Porter Jr avoids Central Catholic’s Marco Marchionda during a punt return Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 at Newman Stadium at Wright Field.

North Allegheny cornerback Joey Porter Jr., the son of former Steelers linebacker and current linebackers coach Joey Porter, announced Tuesday morning via Twitter that he has verbally committed to Penn State.

Porter, 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, is the ninth-ranked overall prospect in Pennsylvania and the 54th cornerback in the nation, according to Rivals.com. He is the No. 2 cornerback in the state, behind only Aliquippa’s M.J. Devonshire. He also is No. 2 behind Devonshire among all WPIAL prospects.

Porter, a three-star prospect, had announced earlier this summer that he was deciding from among Penn State, LSU, Miami, Nebraska and Pitt. He had 18 scholarship offers overall, according to Rivals.

Penn State has 16 prospects in its class of 2019, including 10 four- and five-star prospects.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry at jdipaola@tribweb.com or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.

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