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Three-Star Defensive Tackle Michael Dwumfour Commits To Penn State

That man is at it again.

Three-star defensive tackle Michael Dwumfour (DePaul Catholic/Wayne, NJ) announced his commitment to James Franklin and Penn State University today, joining a loaded Class of 2016 that will see him team up with four-star defensive end Shane Simmons — one of the top defensive end recruits in the country.

Dwumfour — who weighs in at 6-foot-2, 286 pounds — received a number of offers from various programs across the country, including Boston College, Army, Florida Atlantic, and Iowa. Playing the traditional three-technique role as a 4-3 defensive tackle, Dwumfour will fit into defensive line coach Sean Spencer’s front four nicely, while providing a needed pass-rushing element from the tackle position. His film is littered with quarterback pressures, sacks, and an arsenal of moves Dwumfour uses to shred past opposing offensive tackles. Though he comes in at 286 pounds, Dwumfour clocked in as low as 4.8 in the 40-yard dash — allowing him to explode off the line of scrimmage and bull rush offensive linemen.

With Anthony Zettel gone after the coming season, and Austin Johnson departing the following year, Penn State will need to stock up on defensive tackle depth. Dwumfour will play an important role in addressing that depth, and could find himself on the field earlier rather than later if he develops properly.

Dwumfour’s commitment puts Penn State up to 12 total commits for the Class of 2016, as James Franklin steals another prospect from Rutgers’ backyard. 247Sports lists Franklin’s class as one of the top-10 classes in the country after Dwumfour’s verbal — a testament to his recruiting efforts since the year began.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]

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