Penn State received two more verbal commitments on Friday, one from 2014 safety Marcus Allen and one from 2014 outside linebacker Jared Wangler.
Allen also had offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Temple, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Wisconsin and about 15 others.
The 6’1″ safety is considered a 3* recruit by Rivals’ recruiting site. Allen becomes the 8th verbal commitment to Bill O’Brien’s Class of 2014, and the third defensive prospect among them.
Wangler is considered a 2* recruit, but honestly, with defensive players, Penn State usually does pretty well with them regardless of the ranking they receive during the recruiting process, thanks in large part to coaches like Vanderlinden and Larry Johnson Sr.
He becomes the 9th commitment to the Class of 2014. Along with the Penn State offer, Wangler also had offers from Michigan State and a couple MAC teams.
Penn State sits at 14th in ESPN’s RecruitingNation rankings, but this was before the additions of Allen and Wangler today.