Two of Southeastern Pennsylvania's top football prospects in the Class of 2015 committed Monday afternoon to play at Penn State.
Archbishop Wood inside linebacker Jake Cooper and Great Valley defensive end Ryan Buchholz, both three-star prospects according to Rivals.com, pledged to new head coach James Franklin and the Nittany Lions during a visit to State College.
Franklin, who played quarterback at Neshaminy and East Stroudsburg, already has landed three area players. Wood's Ryan Bates, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle and four-star recruit, committed to Penn State earlier this month.
The 6-2, 225-pound Cooper was an Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection last season. He also had scholarship offers from Duke, Northwestern, Syracuse, and Virginia, among others.