Penn State picks up 20th member of 2016 football recruiting class


With the commitment of four-star safety Andrew Pryts on Saturday, the Penn State football program picked up its 20th member of the Class of 2016.

Pryts, a top recruit out if Hickory High School in Hermitage, is also the son of former Penn State linebacker Ed Pryts. Pryts wore No. 61 for the Nittany Lions from 1978-81, during which time the team won both a Fiesta Bowl and a National Championship.

"Born a Nittany Lion and proud to announce I will continue my career as one and commit to Penn State University," Andrew Pryts tweeted at around 8 p.m. on Saturday.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound pledge is a big, fast and physical player who told the Patriot News he has a great relationship with defensive coordinator Bob Shoop.

Pryts is also the 10th unanimous four-star preps player that has committed to Penn State. He also had offers from UCLA, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Stanford.