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Penn State Nittany Lions Add 4-Star Running Back Andre Robinson

James Franklin

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On Thursday night, Penn State reeled in 4-star running back Andre Robinson as he verbally committed to the Nittany Lions over Boston College, Louisville and Maryland.

The Pennsylvania native took an unofficial visit to Happy Valley on Monday and decided to stay at home and play for his in-state team. The 5-foot-9, 205 pound running back is rated as the 12th best running back in the nation and No. 3 overall player in the state of Pennsylvania for the class of 2015.

Robinson does not have break-away speed, but has a good burst within the tackle box and possesses the ability to break tackles and extend runs. As a junior this past fall, Robinson rushed for over 2,300 yards and 29 rushing touchdowns and also had 235 yards receiving to go with one touchdown.

With the commitment of Robinson, Penn State now has seven overall commitments, and Robinson is the second running back commitment for the Nittany Lions as he joins fellow 4-star Saquon Barkley who committed back on Feb. 19.

Newly hired head coach James Franklin has made his impact felt in recruiting since accepting the Penn State job as the Nittany Lions now have the the ninth best class in the nation and the top overall class in the Big 10 for the class of 2015. In 2014, the Nittany Lions finished strong with a top-25 class and the third best class in the conference. Penn State should have more than enough talent going forward and the future of Franklin looks very bright at this program.

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