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Penn State lands defensive back, wide receiver with verbal commits

Michael Love

The Penn State football program has added two more commitments to its Class of 2020.

Virginia’s Joseph Johnson, an athlete/defensive back from Chester Life Christian Academy, and Texas’ Parker Washington, a wide receiver from Fort Bend Travis High School, both gave verbal commitments to the Nittany Lions on Tuesday evening.

Washington has a four-star rating from Rivals, while Johnson is rated three stars. They both made official visits to Penn State on June 18.

Johnson, at 6-foot-3, had given a verbal commitment to N.C. State but rescinded that decision in early May. He also mulled offers from Texas A&M and Ohio State before finalizing his decision.

The 5-foot-11 Washington chose the Nittany Lions over offers from schools such as Big 10 rival Wisconsin, Duke, Georgia Tech, Utah and Kentucky.

Penn State’s 2020 class of verbal commits now numbers 18.

Michael Love is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-856-7400 x8632, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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