Saturday, August 29, 2015

Penn State receives first three commitments for Class of 2015

Offensive tackle Ryan Bates of Archbishop Wood is one of three high school juniors to commit to Penn State for the Class of 2015

Penn State receives first three commitments for Class of 2015

Penn State football coach James Franklin. (John Beale/AP)
Penn State football coach James Franklin. (John Beale/AP)

Penn State coach James Franklin picked up his first three oral commitments for the freshman class of 2015 from Saturday’s “Junior Day” on campus, including 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle Ryan Bates of Archbishop Wood.

Bates was joined by 6-4, 230-pound defensive end Kamonte Carter of Gaithersburg, Md., and 6-2, 185-pound safety Jarvis Miller of Suffield, Conn. Bates and Carter are rated four stars by recruiting services Scout, Rivals and 247Sports, and Miller has a two-star rating from Rivals and 247Sports.

Bates, who helped lead Archbishop Wood to the PIAA Class AAA championship, also received offers from Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia, among others.

Carter had offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Maryland and Pittsburgh, among others.

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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.

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