Good news this weekend as York, PA defensive end Kyle Baublitz gave his verbal commitment to Joe Paterno over the phone earlier today.
Baublitz was a highly sought after recruit that held offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Clemson, Florida State, Boston College, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Rutgers, and of course, Pitt among others.
Baublitz is listed as a four star prospect on Rivals and a three star on Scout. There's a pretty large discrepancy between the two as Rivals lists him as the No. 5 defensive end in the country while Scout says he's No. 43. As a junior he had 166 tackles and 1.5 sacks as an outside linebacker. He also blocked three punts.
Baublitz is the eighth verbal commit in this class, but just the second on defense. With Maybin and Evans going pro last season, defensive end was a major need for this class, and Baublitz helps meet that need. There's still room for one more in this class.
Welcome to Penn State, Kyle.