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Kline makes a switch

Ben Kline committed to Penn State on Wednesday.

York (Pa.) Dallastown linebacker Ben Kline had been committed to Pittsburgh since June, but a series of recent events have led to change his pledge to the Panthers' instate rival.

"My parents and I sat down today and I talked to my coach and I'm going to go to Penn State," he said Wednesday evening. "I really enjoyed my visit this weekend, I was up there, I really liked everything and all the coaches and the whole situation.

"I was weighing my options and everything and trying to figure out everything that I wanted to do. Obviously with Coach Wannstedt being let go, I love those guys out there and everything and I really feel for them, but once that all happened it just kind of solidified that Penn State was the place for me."

The Nittany Lions' interest was set in motion a few weeks ago, when both Larry Johnson and Ron Vanderlinden made contact with Kline.

"We had talked, and they asked me if they could come down to one of my games. It ended up being the last game of my career, and I played pretty well," he said. "We talked after that, the next day or two, and they offered."

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound prospect made the call to Penn State on Wednesday.

"They were excited. They were happy for me and they were happy for my family and happy for myself as well, and it should be a good situation."

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