Well this is a good way to start a Monday. Penn State has landed a verbal commitment from four-star defensive end Dominique Easley of Staten Island.
"I always liked Penn State," said Easley, who gave the coaching staff his commitment on Saturday after watching the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions defeat Temple, 31-6, on a campus visit. "I didn’t think I was going to commit, but being out there and talking to everybody made me feel like this was the place."
Easley becomes Penn State's 18th verbal commitment in their star-studded recruiting class for 2010. He is labeled a four-star prospect by both Rivals and Scout. Both services rank him the top prospect in the state of New York. Name a big program, and chances are Easley had an offer from them. Michigan, Boston College, Miami, Florida, Georgia, Oregon, Tennessee, Rutgers, and Syracuse just to name a few.
Easley recorded 51 tackles and 10 sacks as a junior. Three games into his senior year he already has 25 tackles and 5 sacks.