Monday, August 31, 2015

Linebacker Manny Bowen commits to Penn State

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

Linebacker Manny Bowen commits to Penn State

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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.

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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 Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

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.

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