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Three-Star WR Dae’lun Darien Flips Commitment To Penn State

Penn State’s wide receiver depth just got a whole lot deeper and much taller with three star receiver Dae’lun Darien flipping his commitment from Temple to Penn State. It seems as though his recent visit to Happy Valley made quite an impact in his college decision making process, as Darien flipped his commitment in rather short order.

The 6-foot-4, 195 pound Baltimore native decommitted from Temple earlier this morning to become the first wide receiver of James Franklin’s 2016 recruiting class. His offer sheet was somewhat bare, as schools like Syracuse and Temple were arguably the most notable programs to send a scholarship his way.

Darien’s addition to the program gives James Franklin a talented crop of tall wide receivers to work with, as he’ll become the team’s third wide receiver listed at 6-foot-4 or taller — joining fellow big men Juwan Johnson and Irvin Charles. He’ll use this summer to learn new offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead’s system while developing an important relationship with freshman quarterback Jake Zembiec, who should be able to teach the young wideout the ins and outs of Moorhead’s offense after heading to Happy Valley as an early enrollee in January.

With prospects like Darien buying in to Franklin’s program, the future still seems plenty bright as Penn State football transitions into the post-Hackenberg era.

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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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