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 gave him two stars.

“It was everything,” Golden told 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.”

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