Just as it was starting to look like Penn State was never, ever, EVER gonna recruit another non-skill position player again, Ron Vanderlinden went out and got the Lions their first non-LB defensive recruit for 2014
Daquan Worley, ladies and gentlemen!
Home/HS: Coatesville, PA/Coatesville Area Senior High School
Weight: 175 lbs
Recruited by: Ron Vanderlinden
Starz 'n Sheetz
Stars: 3* across the board
Offer Sheet: Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, UMass
Worley made two unofficial visits to State College, first back in February and one in April, when he was offered a scholarship. While it was looking like his commitment to Penn State was an inevitability, but Rutgers made one last push to get the three-star CB/RB/KR. That delayed Worley's commitment for all of two days.
Worley comes into Penn State with his fair share of accolades, being named a preseason All-Area player by the Philadelphia Inquirer and a postseason Second-Team All-Southeastern PA Football Player by the Inquirer. Worley also was impressive at the PA SWAG 7 on 7 Tournament.
Penn State continues to go after football players that played on both sides of the ball in high school. Worley lined up at running back (he was even listed as an RB on Rivals) and racked up 1,779 yards and 20 TD's as a junior. However, Worley was recruited to play CB for the Lions, a position that, as Devon pointed out the other day, isn't exactly the strongest unit in the world.
Most importantly, as was stated earlier, Worley is the second defensive commit in the class of 2014 and the first member of the secondary. We've been over the whole "is PSU recruiting too many skill players?" thing before, and with Bill O'Brien needing to be down to 65 scholarship players next season, getting a player like Worley to bolster a fairly weak secondary was crucial.
Welcome to Penn State, Daquan!
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