Alosi is Commit No. 5

Penn State received a recruiting boost Saturday when Anthony Alosi from The Hun School in New Jersey committed to the Lions. Find out what made Alosi finally decide on a program.

Following a disappointing Saturday loss to Ohio State, Penn State assistant coach Dick Anderson got some good news with the commitment of Anthony Alosi, who this fall is prepping for a year at The Hun School in Princeton, N.J.

Alosi held a preferred walk-on spot from the Nittany Lions last year but did enough polishing to his game this year to earn a scholarship offer from the school. He plays both defensive end offensive tackle.

Last year, he held offers from Monmouth and Wagner before going to the prep school.

Alosi spoke with his head coach at Hun on Saturday morning to finalize the decision. After the Ohio State game, Alosi called coach Dick Anderson to give him the news. Anderson served as his recruiter during the process and Alosi said they spoke often on the phone.

"He obviously was a little down after the game," Alosi told "But after I told him I was ready to commit, he got excited. He said it was the best news he received all day. He said he was really glad to have me on board."

The player says there was no top five list and that he didn't time the announcement for an specific reason. He just knew on Saturday morning that he was ready to commit to the program.

Recently, Alosi visited UConn to take in the scene with the Huskies. He said that the whole time, he was comparing it against his Penn State experiences. Having been to several games at Beaver Stadium, he held every other school against that standard.

"I just made the decision based on the program, all of it. The atmosphere, the feel on game day," Alosi said. "It's exciting, I like everything about the program."

Alosi said he plans on taking an official visit to Penn State the first week of December.

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