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Five-Star Defensive End Shane Simmons Commits To Penn State

The Nittany Lions picked up a huge commitment today from five-star defensive end Shane Simmons of the Class of 2016. Simmons, ranked as the second best defensive end in the class of 2016 and the 25th-best overall player from Rivals, held offers from Ohio State, Alabama, Notre Dame, defending National Champion Florida State and more than a dozen other schools.

Simmons made the announcement today at his high school, DeMatha Catholic, becoming the second commitment in Penn State’s class of 2016, joining four-star running back Miles Sanders. His commitment boosted Penn State’s 2016 recruiting class to No. 10 in the nation, according to 247Sports. Simmons is Penn State’s first five-star recruit since Christian Hackenberg in the class of 2013, and only the third five-star to commit in the past decade.

 

 

When asked at his press conference why he decided to commit to Penn State so early, he said “Penn State just felt like the right [school] for me.” He then added that he’s going to do his best to recruit others in his class and convince them to commit to Penn State. “I’m trying to win a championship here,” Simmons later added.

The addition of Simmons gives the 2016 class a huge boost, building off the already incredible class of 2015 that’s currently ranked sixth in the country. Simmons also joins freshman running back Mark Allen and junior tight end Brent Wilkerson as the third player on the team from DeMatha Catholic High School.

Here’s some of Simmons’ highlights from his freshman and sophomore years. Welcome to the family, Shane!

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Mike Reisman

is a senior Supply Chain Management major with an Economics minor (Read: Business Douche) from South Jersey. He has an intense fear of graduating so please don't bring it up. He writes about stupid things nobody cares about, and student life if the site is low on content that is clearly supposed be funny but is really very unfunny. He is lovingly (?) known around the staff as Baby Mike which may or may not be because he has a child (hint: it’s not). He’s also a second generation Penn Stater who has been wearing Penn State sweatshirts since before he was two, a habit he hasn’t grown out of. If you really hate yourself, you can follow him on twitter at @mike_reisman or email him at [email protected]

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