Penn State's football recruiting drought comes to end

Centre Daily Times (TNS)

The drought is over.

On Wednesday, Penn State football nabbed a verbal pledge from Class of 2017 safety/linebacker Brelin Faison-Walden. The commitment ended a dry streak of almost 90 days without a verbal for the Nittany Lions.

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Faison-Walden is a three-star prospect (according to 247 Sports) who hails from Greensboro, N.C. and weighs in at 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds. The rising senior was one of about 30 prospects at last weekend’s Lasch Bash, and ultimately picked the Nittany Lions over offers from North Carolina, Florida State, Oregon, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Michigan and Clemson.

A livestream of his announcement was broadcast via Periscope on Wednesday, during which he said that choosing his future school was the “hardest thing” he’s done in his life.

According to 247 Sports, Faison-Walden will enroll at Penn State next January. He will likely focus fully on linebacker to supplement a thin unit.

The verbal expands Penn State’s Class of 2017 to nine members. The team also added preferred walk-on long snapper Joe Calcagno, of Fenwick high school in Illinois, earlier this week.

Jourdan Rodrigue: 814-231-4629, @JourdanRodrigue