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Penn State Recruiting: Angelo Mangiro Selects Nittany Lions

Penn State has its fourth recruit for the Class of 2011...

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Angelo Mangiro announced on Sunday at the Horseshoe Lake Senior Center in Succasunna that he will play his collegiate football for Penn State. Rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com, Mangiro is also Scout's fifth best offensive guard nationally in the Class of 2011. He made his selection over a list of finalists that included Rutgers, Pittsburgh and Ohio State. He also had offers from programs like Florida, USC, UCLA, North Carolina, Boston College and Maryland.

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Mangiro comes to Happy Valley by way of Roxbury High School in New Jersey, a state the Nittany Lions have had a big presence in the past, but have lost some ground in so far in 2011. Mangiro's commitment should allay some fears of an imminent demise in that pipeline state.

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Such a highly touted add is a big win for Penn State at this point.  While the class is small, it continues to draw blue-chip level guys, something that should also calm some of the nerves.

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Slowly but surely, Penn State is creeping back toward a respectable number of recruits for this time of year, but there's still a long way to go. Fortunately for Penn State, there are rumors a plenty of "silent verbals" and stuff flying around, so perhaps there will be more news soon.

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