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Selma football star Dakarri Nelson commits to Penn State

Selma High School standout, Dakarri Nelson, announced via Twitter that he is committed to Penn State University. Dakarri tweeted, “First off I would like to thank the man above for blessing me with the ability to play the game that I have came [sic] to love. Secondly I would like to thank all the coaches that have believed in me and gave me an opportunity to play for their program. I would love to give a huge shoutout to my big brother for always competing with me every time we stepped on the field together. I also wanna thank the whole Selma High coaching staff and football program and AllGasTraining program for developing me into the great player that I am today. Last but not least I would like to give a huge thanks to my parents for the late nights and early mornings that y'all have put into my recruiting, I also wanna thank y'all for all the sacrifices y'all have made for me leading up to this point. I especially wanna thank my Dad for pushing me on days that I didn't wanna be pushed and making me work harder wen [sic] I though [sic] I couldn't go any more. With that being said for the next 4 to 5 years I will be taking my athletic and academic talents to THE PENN STATE.”
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Penn State Alumna Charged with Vandalizing Nittany Lion Shrine During Commencement Weekend

Police on Friday charged a 23-year-old Penn State alumna with vandalizing the Nittany Lion Shrine on the University Park campus during commencement weekend in May. Julia Cipparulo, a 2021 Penn State graduate from Hillsborough, New Jersey, was charged with third-degree felony counts of institutional vandalism, criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property in connection with the damage to the limestone sculpture in the early morning hours of May 8, when she also allegedly spray painted messages on Old Main and the Hintz Family Alumni Center.
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Penn State picks up commitment from 4-star 2023 LB from Alabama

Penn State picked up a commitment Saturday from one of Alabama’s best, Selma High’s 2023 4-star linebacker Dakaari Nelson. Saquon Barkley’s name reported among athletes who have lost millions in the crypto crash. But did he really?. The 6-foot-3, 200 pounder chose the Nittany Lions over Clemson,...
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Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Pick Up Second Commitment of 2023 Class From Alabama

Penn State football added another prospect from Alabama on Saturday afternoon as four-star safety DaKaari Nelson verbally committed to the Nittany Lions he announced on Twitter. Nelson, a 6-foot-3 safety from Selma, Alabama, is the 15th verbal commitment to the Nittany Lions 2023 haul and the sixth defensive player in the class. He recently visited campus prior to making his decision.

Lock Haven area events: It’s almost a wrap

LOCK HAVEN, PA – The Lock Haven area has been abuzz (literally) for a few days with multiple activities for participants and spectators alike. Saturday marks the wind-down day for some of those, including the 36th annual Sentimental Journey to Cub Haven and the 40&8 Hooskow carving event along the Renovo Road.

Safety DaKaari Nelson commits to Penn State Football

Penn State Football added yet another member to its to 2023 recruiting class on Saturday with DaKaari Nelson committing. Penn State Football struck gold again with 4-star safety DaKaari Nelson announcing his commitment to the Nittany Lions on Saturday. Nelson is the second Alabama native to commit to the Nittany...

Four-star safety Dakaari Nelson felt like family with Penn State

Selma (Ala.) four-star safety Dakaari Nelson watched as the Penn State coaching staff watched over his three younger sisters. “I got three little sisters and I know they run around a lot,” Nelson told On3. “They helped look after them a lot. I know they needed a lot of stuff. They put a lot of attention into them and made sure they got what they wanted and made sure everyone got what they needed.”

DaKaari Nelson and 5 Other Players Who Could Join Penn State’s 2023 Class

Things are looking good for Penn State football’s 2023 recruiting class, and many expect them to get better before the end of summer. Coach James Franklin and his staff have gotten 14 players to commit thus far, and without question, there’s more to come. Several college football recruiting...

2023 4-Star S Jayden Bonsu has Penn State in top 5

Jayden Bonsu, a Class of 2023 four-star safety out of St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, New Jersey, announced via Twitter his top five schools Saturday, and Penn State has made the cut. Penn State is in the hunt along with Alabama, Miami, Michigan State and Ohio State. The...

2022 Signee Vega Ioane will Arrive on Campus Sunday

Olaivavega “Vega” Ioane, a Class of 2022 three-star commit out of Graham, Washington, will arrive on campus and officially join the Penn State program Sunday. The 6-foot-4, 325-pound Ioane played at Graham-Kapowsin High School. Ioane was a key piece along the offensive line as the school went undefeated and won the Washington 4A state championship.

PHOTOS: Check out Penn State's official recruiting visitors

Penn State football is closing out a jam-packed June recruiting schedule by playing host to six official visitors this weekend. All of the prospects who were scheduled to be on campus arrived by Friday afternoon. And we happened to catch them hanging out at the Nittany Lions’ 7on Passing Camp...

PHOTOS: Penn State 7on Passing and Big Man Challenge action

The Penn State football program wrapped up an intense June recruiting camp schedule Friday with the Lion Strong 7on Passing Camp on the IM Fields and the Big Man Challenge at the practice facilities near Lasch Building. In all, 56 teams took part in the action, causing a flurry of activity in both areas of campus.