According to multiple reports, the Penn State football program picked up four new recruits over the weekend.
The latest new verbal commitment is DaeSean Hamilton, a 6-foot, 180 pound wideout from Mountain View High School in Stafford, Va.
Hamilton was rated a three-star recruit on a five-star scale by recruiting services Scout.com and Rivals.com. He also reportedly had offers from Miami, Fla., Michigan State, Pitt, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, among others.
That was the cap on a highly successful recruiting weekend for PSU.
Earlier, Central Dauphin linebacker Zayd Issah, Alabama linebacker Jonathan Walton and Valley Forge Military Academy defensive back Anthony Smith gave verbal commitments to the Nittany Lions over the weekend.
Issah is the most high-profile recruit of the four. He had originally given the Lions a verbal commitment earlier this year, but reopened his recruiting after the Lions got slammed with severe sanctions by the NCAA over the summer. He had offers from several other big-time schools, including Oregon, Arizona State, Pitt, Maryland, Iowa and Rutgers. The 6-foot, 3-inch, 205-pound Issah is rated a four-star recruit (on a five-star scale) by Scout.com and a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.
The 5-11, 220-pound Walton attends Bayside Academy in Daphne, Ala. He's rated a two-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com. He also had offers from Minnesota, Louisiana Tech, Arkansas State, Louisiana Lafayette, Troy and Alabama-Birmingham, among others.
The 6-1, 186-pound Smith was not rated by either Scout.com nor Rivals.com. He also reportedly had offers from Gardner-Webb and Rhode Island.
Penn State now has 17 verbal commitments for its 2013 recruiting class. Under the Lions' NCAA sanctions, they are only permitted 15 scholarships for the upcoming season. However, several of the Lions' 16 verbal commitments are expected to enroll in January and count against the 2012 recruiting class. Among those expected to enroll in January, according to multiple reports, are Cedar Cliff tight end Adam Breneman, Maryland defensive back Jordan Smith, Maryland running back Richy Anderson and Anthony Smith.