Penn State Lands Defensive Tackle Robert Windsor

The Nittany Lions received a big boost to their defensive line Sunday morning as Robert Windsor, a 2015 three-star defensive tackle from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin committed to James Franklin’s program following his visit this weekend. The news was first reported by Ryan Snyder of Rivals.

Windsor confirmed the news shortly after.

Windsor, who won his region’s All-Area Defensive Player of the Year award in 2014, is a 6-foot-5, 260 pound specimen that could make his three-star ranking look modest. According to 247, he’s the No. 5 prospect from Wisconsin, and the No. 70 defensive tackle in the country. He was named to Wisconsin’s first-team as a senior.

“He’s such a dynamic player and you don’t get the opportunity to coach kids with the physical capabilities of Robert very often in your career,” said coach Mike Gnewuch to the Fond du Lac Reporter of the newest member of James Franklin’s vaunted 2015 class.

The recruitment of Windsor heated up when Christian Wilkins shocked the world and spurned PSU when he committed to Clemson. Now, Windsor will add back to that lost depth along the line of scrimmage, adding rare athleticism for a player his size. Windsor also had offers from Maryland, Purdue, Illinois, New Mexico, and of course Wisconsin. Here’s his highlight video:

Coach Chaos, aka defensive line coach Sean Spencer, primarily recruited Windsor. 247 now ranks Penn State’s 2015 recruiting class as No. 12 in the nation. It has 21 commits thus far.

Today could be a big day for Penn State’s recruiting classes, as a host of targets completed official visits this weekend.

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Noel Purcell is Onward State's Features Editor. He's a senior Supply Chain major, but is going to law school at some point in the future and masquerades as a writer for now. He continues to disappoint his ancestors by being a complete Irish stereotype. His email is [email protected] because there were no other Noels before him. His ex-wife got the good half of his bio in the divorce settlement.

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