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Three-Star Linebacker Tyler Elsdon Commits To Penn State

Penn State football added a new recruit to its class of 2020 when three-star linebacker Tyler Elsdon pledged to play for the Nittany Lions Tuesday.

Elsdon, an inside linebacker from Ashland, Pennsylvania, checks in at 6’3″ and 215 pounds. He plays his high school ball at North Schuylkill High School in his hometown and has helped his team post an 11-3 record during his junior year.

The newest member of Penn State’s incoming recruiting class also lists himself as a fullback on his Hudl profile, and he had received offers from West Virginia, Army, and Buffalo, among others. He’s the 13th hard commit in the Nittany Lions’ class of 2020, which now ranks No. 19 in the nation and fourth in the Big Ten.

Elsdon is the 14th-best player from Pennsylvania available in this recruiting cycle and the No. 45 inside linebacker in the nation. He’s one of two linebackers and the first inside linebacker to pick Penn State this cycle, joining four-star headliner Curtis Jacobs. Fellow blue-chip prospect Derek Wingo was also a Penn State commit, but he flipped to Florida months after making his initial pledge to James Franklin’s program.

If you want to study up on Elsdon’s game before he arrives in Happy Valley, you can watch his highlight tape here.

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Mikey Mandarino

In the most upsetting turn of events, Mikey graduated from Penn State with a digital & print journalism degree in the spring of 2020. He covered Penn State football and served as an editor for Onward State from 2018 until his graduation. Mikey is from Bedminster, New Jersey, so naturally, he spends lots of time yelling about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey also loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is really hard. If you, for some reason, feel compelled to see what Mikey has to say on the internet, follow him on Twitter @Mikey_Mandarino. You can also get in touch with Mikey via his big-boy email address: [email protected]

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