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Lions add a big commit

Penn State got off to a good start in the recruiting cycle, but the Nittany Lions have lacked a big-play skill position recruit among their Class of 2012 - until today.

Plymouth (Pa.) Wyoming Valley West wide receiver Eugene Lewis committed to the Nittany Lions while on campus for a visit on Wednesday.

"I committed about 20 minutes ago," Lewis told Lions247.com on Wednesday afternoon.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect chose the Nittany Lions over scholarship offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

He is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports.com and the No. 9 prospect in the Keystone State. He is the 25th-best wide receiver prospect in the country.

Lewis had 1,134 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns and passed for 1,230 yards with 12 touchdowns and earned second team all-state honors. He also is a three-year starter at defensive back.

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