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Penn State adds another big commit

Middletown (Del.) wide receiver Chris Godwin was one of the top uncommitted skill players remaining in the Northeast, but on Tuesday he decided to take his name off of the market.

Godwin committed to head coach Bill O'Brien.

"I committed to Penn State," he said. "I think it came to me recently, I kind of realized that it was the best place for me. I feel real comfortable there with the coaching staff and I feel like that's my best opportunity to develop as a player and as a person.

"As far as the commitment, I called Coach O'Brien and we talked for a little bit. I told him that I wanted to be a Nittany Lion and he got really excited. He said that it made his day. He said he was happy to have me as a part of their family."

The Nittany Lions picked up commitments from wide receivers Troy Apke and DeAndre Thompkins in the span of a week, and Godwin did not want to wait any longer.

"I think it was one of those things where I didn't want to miss out on a good opportunity," said Godwin. "I felt that I was ready to make the decision. I think the coaching staff played a big part in my decision as well as the rest of the people there.

"It was a great fit for me as far as the offense goes as far as being a receiver and the quarterback situation is going to be great there, too."

Godwin was the Delaware Gatorade State Player of the Year in 2012, catching 42 balls for 834 yards and 12 touchdowns. He added five rushing touchdowns as well. He was all-state on both sides of the ball and led team to a state title as a junior.

The 6-foot-1, 197-pound rising senior carries a 90 rating from 247Sports, making him a four-star prospect. He is ranked as the No. 27 wideout nationally and the top player in Delaware. He is considered the No. 283 prospect nationally by the 247Composite and the No. 36 wide receiver nationally.

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