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Another One: Penn State Adds 3rd Commit in 7 Days

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Penn State football’s 2025 recruiting class just keeps getting bigger. 

Early Sunday afternoon, it got bigger both in class numbers and physical size. 

Michael Troutman, a lineman listen at 6-foot-2 and 270 pounds, announced his commitment to Penn State, becoming the third commit in the past week. 

The standout from DePaul Catholic in Wayne, New Jersey, was offered by Penn State last May and also had offers from Boston College, Duke, Rutgers, Michigan State, Pitt, Syracuse and Texas A&M. Troutman most recently visited Penn State last weekend for one of the school’s Junior Day events. 247Sports’ Brian Dohn placed a “crystal ball” projection for Troutman to commit to PSU Feb. 8.

A big key in Troutman’s commitment is a man who’s last name makes a similar sound: Penn State OL coach Phil Trautwein. 

In an interview with On3Sports, Troutman said he appreicated “how realistic” Trautwein is.  

“He doesn’t sugarcoat anything and tells you things how they are,” Troutman said. “Something unique about him and what makes him such a great coach is that he not only teaches you about the game of football, but also different things about life as well. It’s been a great experience building a relationship with him.”

Per On3, Troutman had visited PSU four times since last July

“I really liked how interactive the coaching staff was with everyone,” Troutman told On3. “I also liked how the staff treated each player and parent equally with the same level of respect. As far as highlights of the day go, I loved the intensity and competition levels during the 1-on-1 periods [at camp].”

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