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Four-Star Running Back Keyvone Lee Commits To Penn State

Ja’Juan Seider is pretty good at his job, huh.

Penn State football landed a verbal commitment from four-star running back Keyvone Lee on Monday evening. Lee made the announcement on Instagram live.

Lee hails from Clearwater, Florida, and he plays his high school ball at Superior Collegiate Academy in his hometown. He picked the Nittany Lions over a host of offers from big programs, including Florida, LSU, and Alabama, among others.

Penn State’s recruiting in the state of Florida has gotten an incredible boost after the hiring of Ja’Juan Seider in January 2018. James Franklin made his intention to recruit the Sunshine State more abundantly clear after adding Seider to his coaching staff, and he’s backed up that talk with some high-profile commitments like this one today.

In addition to Lee, the Nittany Lions have convinced blue-chip prospects like running back Noah Cain and John Dunmore to leave Florida and play football in Happy Valley. Penn State also has a verbal commitment from fellow four-star running back and Floridian Caziah Holmes in the 2020 recruiting cycle.

Running back has quickly become a position of strength for the Nittany Lions over the past few seasons. Saquon Barkley was the first blue-chip back to play for Penn State in a long time during his college career, and highly-rated recruits like Cain, Miles Sanders, Ricky Slade, and Devyn Ford joined the team during and after Barkley’s career. This recruiting success has given Penn State a legitimate case to claim to the “Running Back U” title.

James Franklin now has 23 verbal pledges and two running backs in his current recruiting class. Four-star linebacker Curtis Jacobs and four-star defensive back Enzo Jennings are headliners in this year’s class.

You can get a glimpse of Lee’s skill set by checking out his highlight tape here.

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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: michael.p.mandarino@gmail.com

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