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Penn State Recruiting: Tommy Schutt Commits To Nittany Lions

Penn State's big recruiting day Wednesday just got bigger.

Scout's Bob Lichtefels is reporting the Nittany Lions have picked up the commitment of Glen Ellyn, Ill. defensive tackle Tommy Schutt to go along with wide receiver Eugene Lewis' commitment earlier in the day. Schutt, a 6-foot-3, 290-pound force, is a five-star rated recruit according to Scout and a four-star rated prospect by Rivals, ESPN and 247 Sports.

His offer sheet is very impressive. According to his Rivals profile, he owns offers from Florida, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Auburn, Boston College, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue, Tennessee, Toledo and Vanderbilt. For the second time in a matter of hours, the Lions have nabbed a guy a lot of other schools, including almost all of their conference rivals, were seeking.

Schutt's Scout profile breaks his game down like this:

Very good athlete who gets off the ball and shows good ability and effort in pursuit. Compact and strong, he gets under the pads of offensive linemen and does a good job with his hands disengaging. Right now, he's a disruptor and a playmaker and plays outside a lot. In college, if he's going to be a true defensive tackle, he'll have to be a little more disciplined and tie up blockers more, rather than being the one making the play.

The news has linebacker commit Camren Williams pumped up.

So in one day we got Eugene Lewis and Tommy Schutt! Great day! Huge pick ups! We need to get Noah Spence and Jarron Jones to finish DL now!less than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply


Needless to say, it looks like a happy day for the football team in Happy Valley. After the jump, you can check out Schutt's highlight tape.

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