July 25, 2010

Angelo Mangiro verbals to Penn State

Looks like Penn State hasn't lost its recruiting touch this season. The Nittany Lions are just finding its touch a little later than usual. New Jersey super-star guard Angelo Mangiro gave his verbal commitment to play football for Penn State today, catching at least this website off guard a bit. We hadn't expected a verbal from Mangiro until August.

But this is fantastic news for Penn State, which along with Joe Paterno has come under serious fire from the media types this summer for not putting together a top-five recruiting class before the 2010 football season even starts. Yeah, I find that ridiculous, too.

Mangiro's commitment is a big one. He's widely regarded as one of the top recruits in the Garden State, and almost unanimously the best non-skill player from the region. I'm 99 percent sure Dick Anderson was in charge of landing Mangiro, as Anderson is the center and guards coach, and the New York metro recruiter for the Nittany Lions.

Stay tuned as we'll have more updates later.

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  1. Thank goodness. The O-line definitely needed a transfusion of New Jersey Italian kids to go all Joe Pesci in "Goodfellas" on opposing D-linemen.

  2. "Road Grader" who reminds me of that look and mojo of Marco Rivera. Even keeled beast mindest and great get for the Nits!