Holtz to Happy Valley

Penn State grabbed its 12th commitment Friday, as Pittsburgh native J.P. Holtz announced his decision to become part of Nittany Nation. He talked to Fight On State about the Lions and what role he will play for them.

Pittsburgh, Pa., standout TE J.P. Holtz became the 12th pledge in Penn State's Class of 2012 Friday.

"I'm very excited," Holtz said. "I've always wanted to go to Penn State and it's like a dream come true."

He added, "It's the perfect place."

Even though Holtz made his intentions known Friday, he has known for a whole where he wanted to commit.

"I've known I wanted to commit for the past couple weeks or so," Holtz said.

Holtz is listed as a TE, but played mostly RB during his junior season at Shaler Area HS -- and PSU plans to utilize his athleticism as more than a TE, as well.

"They want me at linebacker, also," Holtz said. "They want me as an athlete."

The big 6-foot-4, 235-pound athlete couldn't be happier to call himself a Nittany Lion.

"I'm very excited about it," Holtz said. "I don't care what position I play, I just want to win games."

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