PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Four-Star 2016 Safety Andrew Pryts Commits To Penn State

Penn State’s loaded Class of 2016 continues to grow with the addition of four-star safety Andrew Pryts (Hermitage, PA/Hickory) over the weekend.

The 6-foot-1, 199 pound safety had his share of national powerhouses to choose from, fielding offers from the likes of Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Alabama among others. Pryts’ commitment adds even more depth to what should be a loaded secondary in 2016, with players like Christian Campbell, John Reid, and Garrett Taylor shoring up the team’s cornerback situation, while joining corner Lavert Hill in the Class of 2016.

Pryts is something of a two-way safety, in that he can effectively play the run, as well as provide a significant impact against the pass. An All-State wide receiver his sophomore year of high school, Pryts boast exceptional hands — a trait not commonly found amongst the majority of defensive backs. On top of that, Pryts is not afraid to get his hands dirty in the box against the rush. He attacks the ballcarrier with determination, and can lay the lumber if need be. His presence in the defensive secondary will add an element of ferocity, and fortify the team’s defense for years to come.

James Franklin has exceeded expectations on the recruiting trail this recruiting season, bringing in a number of talented recruits. Pryts’ name can be added to the list of notable commitments, and should be a fixture in the secondary for years to come.

Welcome to the family, Andrew.

About the Author

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]


More by David

So Long, And Goodnight: David Abruzzese’s Senior Column

It’s been a hell of a ride, folks. Senior staffer David Abruzzese rides off into the sunset with his senior column.

Saquon Barkley Mum On NFL Future; Relishes Fiesta Bowl Opportunity

DOTD: Nittany Lion Catches Pass At Fiesta Bowl


Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Student Life

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

The lab uses a combination of human genomics, computational biology, and functional studies, using Drosophila and human cell lines, to understand the risks caused by genetic mutations and to grasp how gene disruption leads to altered neurodevelopment.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Pennharmonics To Hold 25th Anniversary Reunion Concert

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

The incident surrounding Marche’s death is “under investigation,” according to the Philadelphia police department.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Madden NFL 19 Ratings For Nittany Lions

For the second consecutive year, Sean Lee is the highest-rated Nittany Lion in the Madden video game.

Send this to a friend