Linebacker commits to Penn State

Posted: June 29, 2012

Penn State picked up its fifth oral commitment of June, and 13th overall, on Wednesday when linebacker Zach Bradshaw of Damascus, Md., informed Nittany Lions coaches that he would be part of the freshman Class of 2013.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Bradshaw told the Washington Post he chose the Lions over Virginia, South Carolina, and Northwestern. He also was offered scholarships by Michigan, Illinois, Purdue, Boston College, Arizona, and West Virginia.

Bradshaw, who is rated a three-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com, made second-team all-Met last season in the Washington area as a wide receiver, catching 35 balls for 466 yards and seven touchdowns. But recruiting websites reported that Bradshaw was sought for his linebacking skills.

Bradshaw's commitment came three days after offensive tackle Dorian Johnson of Belle Vernon, Pa., gave his pledge to Penn State. More commitments could be coming this weekend, when head coach Bill O'Brien conducts his last of five summer camps.

- Joe Juliano

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