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Penn State Receives Seventh Verbal Commit For 2011 Recruiting Year

Orchard Lake St. Mary (MI) wide receiver Allen Robinson has committed to Penn State, becoming the seventh 2011 recruit to do so. Robinson was once a teammate of current Nittany Lion QB Robert Bolden and is currently the teammate of heavily recruited 2012 LB James Ross.

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Robinson is a two-way player, lining up at both receiver and safety in high school. He becomes the second wide receiver in three days to commit to the Nittany Lions, joining Virginia wide receiver Matt Zanatello.

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The 6-foot-3, 185 pound Robinson has the lanky frame of a Derek Moye, but has gained eight inches and 60 pounds in two years, so he may still be filling out into a big target.

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On paper, getting a second wide receiver on a team that is pretty deep at the position seems questionable. However, if Robinson helps the Lions recruit James Ross, it could be a win-win situation for Penn State.

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As stated, the Lions now have seven commits in a class that is expected to cap out around 15 players. Many Penn State faithful are questioning the recruiting tactics of the staff this season, but there are plenty of big-name players left who haven't committed elsewhere.

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