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Penn State nabs No. 3

Penn State's Saturday Junior Day is still paying dividends, as the Nittany Lions picked up their second commitment of the week and third of the 2013 class on Tuesday in the form of Wilmington (Del.) Salesisanum linebacker Troy Reeder.

He called the coaching staff from his school on Tuesday morning.

"I committed to Penn State," Reeder said Tuesday morning.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound prospect chose the Nittany Lions over scholarship offers from Boston College, Maryland, Miami, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, Virginia and others. He was previously committed to North Carolina for lacrosse.

Reeder was recruited for the Nittany Lions by linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden. He caught the eye of head coach Bill O'Brien at camp over the summer.

"He got to see me play this summer at camp, that was one of the big things that they said for someone going into their junior year to get onto the radar for schools, because they want to see how big you are and how you run along with watching you out there playing," he said in January after getting a visit from O'Brien. "I got a lot of attention directly from Coach O'Brien while I was at the camp. He kind of followed me around a little bit. He told me at the end of camp that he thought that I performed very well and that's what they wanted. A couple weeks later they ended up offering me."

Reeder visited Penn State in October for the Ohio State game, and was back on campus on Saturday for the Nittany Lions' Junior Day.

He carries a three-star rating from 247Sports and is the No. 22 inside linebacker nationally according to the 247Composite.

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