Penn State receives 2015 commitment from Washington DB

Penn State received its third verbal commitment this week to its freshman Class of 2015 when defensive back Ayron Monroe of Washington agreed to a scholarship offer from the Nittany Lions, several recruiting web sites reported Saturday.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Monroe, who plays for St. John’s College High School, is rated as a three-star recruit by both and He can play cornerback and safety.

Monroe, the 16th member of Penn State’s 2015 recruiting class, also received offers from Auburn, Nebraska, Iowa, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Virginia and Boston College.

--Joe Juliano