2 more recruits choose Penn State

Posted: July 27, 2011

EW ENGLAND might not be the most fertile recruiting grounds for big-time football programs, but Penn State continues to mine the region successfully.

The Nittany Lions added two more verbal commitments yesterday for the recruiting class of 2012, their 12th and 13th, with the announcement that cornerback Jake Kiley, of New Hampton (N.H.) Prep, and inside linebacker Camren Williams, of Catholic Memorial in West Roxbury, Mass., had selected Happy Valley as their college destinations.

The 6-1, 176-pound Kiley is a two-star recruit, according to Rivals.com, but he believes that rating is misleading and, besides, Penn State coach Joe Paterno and his veteran staff always have been more apt to believe their own evaluations rather than someone else's.

Kiley was clocked at 4.62 seconds for the 40-yard dash at Penn State's senior camp this summer, but it was the sixth of seven such camps at which he participated and, he told BlueWhite Illustrated, "I was pretty tired toward the end."

"The coaches were excited about my play, though," he continued. "They liked my one-on-ones and I felt I did pretty good then, so it's nice to know that my hard work pays off."

Williams is rated a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, the sixth-best prospect at his position in the country. He committed earlier yesterday and contacted Kiley upon learning he also was Penn State-bound.

With the commitments by Kiley and Williams, PSU's 2012 recruiting class is now rated 22nd nationally by Rivals.com.

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