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Penn State Offers son of Legendary PSU LB

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Penn State has offered the son of one of the school’s legends.

LaVar Arrington was one of the best players in Penn State history.

During his college career, which lasted from 1997-99, Arrington was a two-time All-American and won the Butkus Award for the nation’s best LB and the Badnarik Award for the the nation’s best defensive player in 1999.

From there, Arrington was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2000 draft, going to Washington. Arrington played seven NFL seasons, making three Pro Bowls and two All-Pro teams. More than a decade and a half after his retirement, Arrington was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Now, LaVar Arrington II has a Penn State offer.

The younger Arrington is a 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior from California’s Charter Oak High School.

He also has offers from Arizona, Boston College, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon State, San Diego State and Washington.

Penn State currently has six players committed to its 2025 Class. All but two— four-star QB Bekkem Kritza (Boulder, Colorado) and four-star RB Kiandrea Barker (Houston, Texas) are from either Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Kritza is the school’s most recent commit from any class, and Nittany Sports Now caught up with him.

“I know what I have in Penn State,” Kritza said, “and I know that’s the school and I need to go to and that I need to be at. So, I mean, it wasn’t really hard, but obviously pushing away ‘Prime Time,’ that’s obviously going to do something to you. But at the same time, I have no regrets. I have no regrets at all.”

Arrington has a lot of time to decide, and we’ll see if he picks his father’s Alma Mater.

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