Saturday, March 28, 2015

Golden verbally commits to Penn State

Athlete Malik Golden of Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Conn., verbally committed to the Nittany Lions on Wednesday night, becoming the fourth player to do so this month. He was also reportedly considering Iowa, Connecticut and Boston College.

Golden verbally commits to Penn State

August has been a good month for Penn State recruiting. 

Athlete Malik Golden of Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Conn., verbally committed to the Nittany Lions on Wednesday night, becoming the fourth player to do so this month. He was also reportedly considering Iowa, Connecticut and Boston College. 

Bluewhiteillustrated rates the 6-foot-1, 185 pound Golden as a three-star athlete, while fightonstate.com gave him two stars.

“It was everything,” Golden told fightonstate.com of his decision. “It was the coaches, the atmosphere, the program and how comfortable I fit in. It’s definitely a weight off my shoulders. I feel great.”

More coverage
 
Special section: Full coverage of the NCAA tournament
 
NCAA tournament TV schedule
 
Latest college sports videos
 
Buy college apparel and college gear

Earlier this month, Penn State landed five-star defensive tackle Tommy Schutt, four-star wide receiver Eugene Lewis and four-star cornerback Armani Reeves. Golden is Penn State’s 17th verbal commitment for the class of 2012.

--Jake Kaplan

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected