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Another One: Penn State Adds 4th WPIAL Commit to ‘25 Class

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Penn State just keeps piling up some of Western Pennsylvania’s top talent.

Sunday evening, Latrobe’s Alex Tatsch announced his commitment to Penn State.

Tatsch is a four-star, 6-foot-3, 211-pound linebacker from the Class of 2025.

He had visited Penn State twice over the past few weeks, going there for Penn State’s first Junior Day of 2024 Jan. 20 and then coming back for Junior Day III this past Saturday. PSU offered him in late October. Tatsch also had offers from schools such as  Maryland, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Pitt, South Carolina, Stanford, Syracuse, USC, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Accoridng to 247Sports, Tatsch ended 2023 with 85 tackles, seven tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, four sacks and four interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown.

Late last week, 247Sports’ Hudson Standish wrote an evaluation of Tatsch, describing him as someone who “possess an encouraging build with growth potential to add considerable weight at the next level.”

“Even though there are limited verified athletic markers at this stage of the evaluation process,”Standish wrote, “Tatsch flashes plenty of athleticism at running back, wildcat quarterback, and linebacker for Greater Latrobe High School located outside of Pittsburgh. Made a considerable jump in turnover production as a junior, picking off four passes and forcing three fumbles in twelve games.

Standish also wrote that Tatsch “uses hands well to stay clean in pursuit of the football. Should be viewed as a potential starter at the second level for a Power Five program with intriguing long-term upside.”

Tatsch is the ninth overall player to commit to Penn State’s ‘25 class and the fourth WPIAL player. He joins fellow four-star Brady O’Hara (North Catholic) and three-stars Tiqwai Hayes (Aliquippa) and Xxavier Thomas (Pittsburgh Central Catholic).

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