Penn State is more than half finished with its 2014 recruiting class with nine months to go.
Earlier today, Marlboro, Md. safety Marcus Allen gave his verbal commitment to Bill O’Brien, according to multiple recruiting sites — the eighth overall pledge in the class and the second defensive back in the past week. (Penn State can only sign 15 recruits instead of the usual 25 because of NCAA sanctions).
Defensive coordinator John Butler welcomes another defensive back recruit … Maryland’s Marcus Allen.
Allen is about 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds. He is regarded as a three-star prospect (out of five) by some experts and a four-star by others.
Allen reportedly also held scholarship offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Maryland, Pitt, Clemson, Georgia Tech and others.
He is ranked as the No. 24 safety in the nation and the No. 5 overall player in Maryland, according to 247Sports.