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Penn State Receives Post-White Out Commitment

Abdul Carter gets the crowd loud before a big third down against Iowa. (Photo by Matt Lynch, Nittany Sports Now)

It just keeps getting better for Penn State football.

After the team’a 31-0 White Out demolition of Iowa Saturday night, Penn State has a commitment from four-star linebacker DJ McClary.

McClary (2025) is a 6-foot-2, 210-pounder from Jersey City’s Snyder High School.

He’s the third player committed to Penn State’s ‘25 Class, and it’s a much-needed boost for that group.

This past Tuesday, Penn State’s first and highest-rated ‘25 commit, four-star OT Jaelyne Matthews (Tom’s River, New Jersey) announced his decision to de-commit. Penn State still has commitments from three-star DB Omari Gaines (Newark, New Jersey) and four-star RB KiAndrea Barker (The Woodlands, Texas). As of now, 66% of Penn State’s Class of 2025 is from New Jersey.

McClary is a top 100 player in this year’s recruiting class. He’s ranked No. 100 on the dot in 247Sports composite ratings, which also have him as the No. e player in New Jersey and the No. 12 linebacker in the country. If McClary signs, he’ll be joining the “Linebacker U” lineage.

Penn State’s current team has arguably the best linebacking duo in the country in Abdul Carter and Curtis Jacobs. PSU also has a promising freshman class with Ta’Mere Robinson, Tony Rojas and Kaveion Keys all at the position. The ‘24 Class has three-stars Anthony Speca (Pittsburgh) and Kari Jackson (West Bloomfield, Michigan). Yes, things are looking quite good for Penn State.

James Franklin never stops recruiting, but right now, the team’s mainly focused on the rest of the 2023 season. It’s been peachy so far, with the team 4-0 and ranked No. 6. Penn State’s next contest is against Northwestern on the road, with a noon kick scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30.

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