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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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