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Penn State Recruiting: Nittany Lions Sign Three Defensive Backs

Three defensive back recruits signed on to Penn State's 2012 recruiting class on Wednesday.

Da'Quan Davis, teammate of wide receiver commit Trevor Williams, comes to Happy Valley out of Towson, Md. where the two played together at Calvert Hall and verbaled to new Penn State coach Bill O'Brien on Jan. 22.

Davis is rated a 2-star recruit by Rivals.com and measures in a 5-foot-11 and 172 pounds. His offer sheet included Marshall and West Virginia according to his Rivals profile.

Jordan Lucas, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound safety prospect, rounds out the group recruited for the defensive backfield. He became the first recruit to commit to O'Brien on Jan. 16 and turned down scholarship offers from Akron and Temple among others to do so according to his Rivals profile, which gives him a 3-star rating.

Jake Kiley fills out the defensive backfield recruiting class. He is a 2-star rated prospect from New Hampton, N.H. according to Rivals and measures in at 6-foot-1, 270 pounds. Here's an excerpt from his GoPSUSports.com bio.

Nominated to play in the U.S. Army All-American Football Bowl, Kiley tallied 30 tackles and three interceptions as a senior. He also rushed for eight touchdowns, threw two scores and caught five touchdowns on offense. In his junior season, the New Hampshire native made 47 tackles and four interceptions. He also scored 24 touchdowns (14 rushing, 10 passing) while playing quarterback. Kiley was named to the All-New England squad and Most Valuable Player in the Evergreen League in 2010.

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