Linebacker Manny Bowen commits to Penn State

Manny Bowen, an outside linebacker from the Jersey Shore, orally committed to Penn State on Saturday night.

The 6-foot-2, 206-pounder will be a senior this fall at Barnegat. He is a three-star recruit according to Rivals and chose the Nittany Lions over scholarship offers from Alabama, Miami, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and others. Bowen racked up 68 tackles last season, including 15 tackles for loss. He recovered three fumbles and recorded four interceptions.