Alosi: In His Own Words

PSU's latest commit is a lineman out of South Jersey. Anthony Alosi talks about himself, his decision and his upcoming official visit in early December.

Saturday afternoon saw some good news on the recruiting front for Penn State fans as New Jersey lineman Anthony Alosi committed to the program. On Saturday morning, Alosi talked on the phone with his high school coach at The Hun High School to discuss committing to Penn State. Following the Nittany Lions' road loss to Ohio State, Alosi got on the phone and talked with his recruiting coach, Dick Anderson, to give his verbal to the program.

Alosi was an under-the-radar recruit and not many Penn State fans were tracking his progress. So here is a chance to get to know him:

On him: "My height is 6-6 and my weight is 285 pounds. I run a 40 time of 4.95."

On where he will play at Penn State: "They haven't told me yet, but I think they want me at offensive tackle. It could be on defense, I don't know, but I think it will be at offensive tackle."

On his recruitment: "I had UConn, Tulane, UMass, Villanova and Richmond offers. Then I got Penn State."

On the decision: "I just knew Penn State was the right place for me. I talked about it with my parents and we all felt comfortable with the decision. So I wanted to get it done – I didn't have a top five or a timetable or anything like that."

On enrolling early (he is at a prep school now): "We'll see. I know they'd like me to be there in January. Whatever they want me to do, I'll do. I'd like to get there early."

On taking an official: "I will be going up there on the first weekend of December. There won't be any other official visits. This is it."

On helping to recruit others in his class: "I'm not really that guy who puts himself out there, but I'll definitely be talking to other recruits on my visit. I will do whatever the coaching staff wants me to do. I will gladly tell anyone looking at Penn State why I want to go there and why it was the right decision for me."

On his college major: "I haven't decided yet. I will start off with general classes and then see what I want to do from there. I have time [to figure it out]. It's such a good school that I can get a good degree in anything."

On the decision to prep for a year: "I wasn't really happy with the offers I had and I knew I wanted to take that year and get better and see what happened. My parents made this all happen — I am glad I was able to get a scholarship — it's for them that I am doing this."

On if he's firm on his decision: "I am 100 percent firm. There's nowhere else for me."

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