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Anthony Zettel Makes Surprise Committment To Penn State

Penn State's 2011 recruiting class got an unexpected boost Tuesday when Michigan defensive end Anthony Zettel committed to the Nittany Lions, passing up offers from local teams Michigan and Michigan State as well as a few other major programs including Southern California and Wisconsin.

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Both Scout and Rivals rank Zettel a four-star prospect and both have him in their top 10 at his position nationally.

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Zettel was excited with his decision when he talked to Lions 247.

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"Over my vacation I came to reality," Zettel said. "Then every day it just grew and grew, so I was 100-percent sure."

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"Just a great education there, the family atmosphere that they have and great coaching," Zettel said when asked what set PSU apart. "They teach their players to be good guys and good football players."

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Zettel is Penn State's ninth commitment for the class of 2011 and is the third four-star prospect in that group. For more on his committment, head over to Black Shoe Diaries.

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