Penn State lands juco defensive tackle

November, 24, 2013
11/24/13
11:54
AM ET
Penn State lost in overtime 23-20 to Nebraska on Saturday. The Nittany Lions had a ton of top targets on hand for the game, and they ended up picking up a commitment on Sunday.

Juco defensive lineman Tarow Barney (Senatobia, Miss./Northwest Mississippi Community College) committed to Penn State after taking an official visit, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-3, 285-pound defender had offers from Illinois, Iowa State, Miami (Oh), Middle Tennessee State, Penn State and others. He joins Antoine White (Millville, N.J./Millville) as the two defensive line commits in this class.

Barney is a welcomed addition to the class, as Penn State had been looking for defensive line help. ESPN 300 lineman Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, N.Y./Lincoln) is still on the board so adding Holley and Barney to this class would be a huge deal for the future of the defense.

The big defensive tackle could be an immediate contributor because of his experience. That's a good thing because the Penn State defensive line is losing a few key contributors from this season.

This is commit No. 16 for the Nittany Lions in the 2014 class, but the first junior-college commitment.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.


Moving Day For Maryland And Rutgers
It's moving day for Maryland and Rutgers. Adam Rittenberg takes a look at how -- and why -- the two schools are making a move to the Big Ten.
VIDEO PLAYLIST video