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Commit #20: Gary Gilliam Is A Very Large Individual

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This time, it's a gigantic tight end.  Says FightOnState.com:

Penn State received its 20th commitment for the Class of 2009 recently in towering tight end Gary Gilliam from Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pa.

FOS sources confirmed the commitment Thursday.

Gilliam is a 6-foot-7, 245-pounder who is ranked as a three-star prospect by Scout.com. He plays tight end and along the defensive line.

He may be an offensive tackle at the collegiate level, although you can probably assume he'll get a shot at tight end.

Update:  More, from the Patriot-News' Bob Flounders:

Gilliam verbally committed to Nittany Lions' head coach Joe Paterno Wednesday, Milton Hershey coach Bob Guyer told The Patriot-News this afternoon.

Gilliam, a 6-7, 260-pound defensive end/tight end prospect, is the 20th verbal for PSU's 2009 class.

"Garry has felt pretty comfortable with Penn State as his choice for about the past week and that's the direction he's been leaning in,'' Guyer said. "He called Coach Paterno yesterday to tell him he was coming.''

Gilliam picked PSU over three schools -- Virginia, Connecticut and Pittsburgh. He was recruited by Lions defensive line coach Larry Johnson Sr. and also had contact with tight ends coach Bill Kenney.

Gilliam is the second Milton Hershey player to join the PSU fold. Redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Abe Koroma is also a Milton Hershey School graduate.