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Holtz is newest Nittany Lion

After picking up two tight ends this spring, it was thought that Penn State was no longer in the picture for Shaler (Pa.) jumbo athlete J.P Holtz. So when the Nittany Lions got back in contact with him this summer, it didn't take long for him to jump on board.

Holtz committed to Penn State earlier this week.

"I've been trying to narrow some schools down, and I've always liked Penn State and it's always been a dream of mine to play for them since i was a little kid," Holtz said Friday morning. "I just felt it was the right decision. I talked to Coach Bradley earlier this week and I liked what he had to say. He just told me where I would fit in and I know it's the right decision."

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Holtz can fit in at a number of positions at the college level. He was originally recruited for the Nittany Lions as a tight end, but will likely play defense at the next level.

"[Bradley] said that they like me on defense and on offense, too, and said that I could play multiple positions for them," said Holtz. "That's what I want to do, because I don't know where I want to play yet. They said they'll put me where I'm best suited for."

Bradley recently got back in contact with Holtz, who thought the Nittany Lions were done recruiting him after picking up verbal commitments from Brent Wilkerson and Jesse James.

"They picked up two tight ends, and I wasn't sure because they told me they were looking at me at tight end at first," he said. "Now they wanted me as like an athlete. He said like a linebacker, and if I was to get a lot bigger, they would put me at D-End."

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