November 15, 2010

Anthony Alosi verbals to Penn State

Penn State grabbed its fifth verbal commitment for the 2011 recruiting class, as Princeton (N.J.) Hun School offensive tackle Anthony Alosi called Dick Anderson Saturday night to say he's coming to Happy Valley.

This is an interesting verbal for more than what meets the eye. Alosi graduated high school in May, at only 17 years of age. Following a very light recruitment his senior year--including a preferred walk-on invite from Penn State--Alosi decided against playing college ball, enrolling at his current prep school in south Jersey.

As BSD pointed out, this recruit, while underwhelming on paper, is good for a few reasons. Alosi kick-starts what has too be a strong final recruiting push this year. Obviously there is something the coaches really like about him. And having spent a year at a prep school, Alosi's added nearly 25 pounds of muscle to his 6-foot-6, 285-lbs frame, and is overall much more mature compared to the typical incoming true freshman.

Welcome aboard, Anthony!

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  1. Just block somebody. All that matters, besides getting good grades.

  2. Sounds like another highly sought after player in the FCS!

  3. I have watched this kid grow up. I have seen him from days he started playing football in Atco at age 4. One thing for sure is that he plays with heart. He was a year younger then his graduating class of high school, still earned a starting spot on varsity his sophomore year on both offense and defense, and still shined. He doesn't give up, he strives to reach his goals and never quits nor backs down. I expect to see the same kind of commitment and attitude from him now that he is at Penn State.