Penn State Nittany Lions: Bucknell football

Gregg Garrity Jr. thought about committing to Penn State as a preferred walk-on for the last five days. His father -- the Nittany Lions' most well-known walk-on of the 1980s -- advised him to hold off.

But the younger Garrity's mind raced. If he waited, could he get an offer from another school? Should he go to a place he could play right away? Did he want to go to a smaller college? How did the education stack up?

By Wednesday afternoon, Garrity (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) found answers to most of those questions -- at least enough that he was able to answer the biggest one. Where did he want to spend the next four years of his life?

"Really, what it came down to, was that I wanted to go to Penn State," he said about an hour after calling up assistant coach Charlie Fisher to commit. "I just felt like this was the right fit, and I couldn't wait any longer."

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