Four-Star Athlete Neeo Avery Commits To Penn State Football

Penn State football’s 2023 class just got a whole lot stronger.

Four-star athlete Neeo Avery announced via Instagram Live Friday night that he’s committing to the Nittany Lions over Georgia and Kentucky, among others.

According to 247Sports, Avery’s primary position is defensive end, but he also plays tight end at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. The Maryland native is ranked as the third-best player in his home state, and he’s listed as the No. 14 edge rusher in the entire nation.

The 6’5″, 230-pound athlete is the sixth player to join Penn State’s Class of 2023. Prior to Avery’s commitment, the Nittany Lions’ 2023 class was ranked No. 4 in the country and No. 1 in the Big Ten.

It’s currently unclear how James Franklin and Co. plan to use the dual-position athlete. If Penn State uses him as a defensive end, he’d be the second defensive player in the 2023 class, joining Bridgeville, Pennsylvania corner Lamont Payne.

To catch a glimpse of what Avery will bring to Happy Valley, check out his highlight tape here.

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After a four-year career with Onward State, Gabe is now a college graduate and off to the real world. He shockingly served as the blog’s managing editor during the 2022-23 school year and covered football for much of his Onward State tenure, including trips to the Outback Bowl and Rose Bowl. For any professional inquiries, please email Gabe at [email protected]. You can still see his bad sports takes on Twitter at @gabeangieri.

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