SJR’s Vanover Commits to Penn State

The New Jersey to Penn State football pipeline is alive and well, and sure seems to be thriving when it comes to talented Garden State players all across the gridiron.

James Franklin and his staff secured another premiere talent Thursday night when St. Joseph (Mont.) defensive end Amin Vanover announced on social media his verbal commitment to the Nittany Lions’ program.

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Vanover is a 6-foot-4, 260 pound lineman who primarily played his junior season on the edge opposite Smith Vilbert, a Class of 2019 commit to Penn State. His recruitment skyrocketed after the Green Knights won the Non-Public Group 4 state final — Vanover fielded offers from Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and Texas A&M, among others.

He comes into his senior season after 30 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, eight quarterback hurries and seven sacks.

Vanover is the most recent New Jersey product that Penn State head coach James Franklin has zeroed in on. Outside of Vilbert, Penn State has recently recruited Blair Academy defensive lineman Jayson Oweh, DePaul quarterback Taquan Roberson and Hun offensive lineman Caedan Wallace.

Stay tuned with Jersey Sports Zone throughout the summer as we keep you updated on all the most recent recruiting news while showing you top-notch video highlight reels.