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Friday, May 3, 2013
CB Daquan Worley commits to Penn State

By Josh Moyer

Penn State's seventh commit wasn't much of a surprise, but Bill O'Brien will still take it.

Cornerback Daquan Worley (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville) committed Friday according to his high school coach, Matt Ortega, and became the Nittany Lions' first defensive back of the 2014 class. The 5-foot-10, 171-pound recruit was initially going to make a commitment earlier this week but held off at the advice of Ortega.

Worley had narrowed his choices to Georgia Tech, Penn State and Rutgers. He told ESPN he was just looking for some reassurance and spoke to PSU linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden on Tuesday.

"Everything they've been through, they stick together," Worley said shortly after receiving a PSU offer last month. "That's what I look for, and that's what I thought about a lot with Penn State."

Worley finished his junior season with 40-plus tackles and three interceptions. On offense, the two-way starter wound up with 1,779 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns.

He also held scholarship offers from Old Dominion, Pitt and UMass.