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Four-Star Tight End Danny Dalton Commits To Penn State

Four-star tight end Danny Dalton announced his commitment to Penn State Saturday afternoon, joining an already outstanding class of 2016. Dalton had verbally committed to Boston College in February, but switched over to the Pinstripe Bowl winners as first reported by 247’s Sean Fitz.

Dalton is the No. 1 recruit from Massachusetts and the No. 6 tight end nationally, and will join an already-deep position on the Penn State squad behind the likes of Adam Breneman, Mike Gesicki, and upcoming freshman Nick Bowers.

According to 247, Coach James Franklin was more than excited to hear about Dalton’s commitment. And so were his daughters.

“I called coach Franklin this morning and gave him my commitment, and when I told him that he just dropped the phone and started screaming. He was in daycare with his two daughters and I could hear him yelling at the top of his lungs,” Dalton told 247. “He put his two daughters on the phone, they both said congratulations and welcomed me to Penn State. That was really cool.”

Dalton, standing at 6’5 and coming in at 230 lbs, also had offers from Alabama, Rutgers, North Carolina, and Virginia, among others.

“Ever since the day I visited Penn State for the first time, they’ve been the No. 1 school on my list,” Dalton said to 247. “I had offers from Alabama, North Carolina, a bunch of great schools, but there was something different about Penn State. There’s just a different feel. You’re going to get a true college experience in a college town, play big time football and get a great education. Everyone from the training staff, the strength and conditioning staff, the recruiting operations to the coaches – it’s a family atmosphere like I’ve never experienced.”

You can check out more stats, including his highlight reel as both a tight end and an outside linebacker/defensive end on his Hudl page.

Welcome to the team, Danny!

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Doug Leeson

Doug is a sophomore and Onward State's Assistant Managing Editor. Dislikes: popcorn, Rutgers, and a low #TimberCount. Likes: "Frozen," Rec Hall, and you. Contact him via email at [email protected] or on Twitter @DougLeeson.


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