The first priority for Penn State recruiting was its receivers.
Now, the all-important defensive back situation could start clearing up quickly for the Nittany Lions’ 2014 class of prospects.
Coatesville High’s Daquan Worley reportedly informed Penn State assistant coach Ron Vanderlinden of his verbal commitment late Friday morning.
Penn State defensive coordinator John Butler welcomes Penn State’s first defensive back commitment of the year … Coatesville corner Daquan Worley.
Worley is 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds and stars for former William Penn head coach Matt Ortega as a running back and defensive back. He is slotted as a cornerback and possible return man at Penn State.
Worley chose the Lions over Rutgers but also claimed scholarship offers from Georgia Tech and Pitt.
He only recently began generating Penn State recruiting buzz but is still a top talent, said Greg Pickel of FightOnState.com.
“You absolutely take him right away. He’s instinctive and you can’t really teach that with a cornerback or anybody,” Pickel said. “His speed and instincts stand out.
“He hasn’t had his name out there like some of the other guys, but this kid is a player you take in this class without question.”