Penn State Kicks it up a Notch

Strong-legged Florida specialist Jorge Powell has committed to walk on with the Nittany Lions.

Penn State's big recruiting weekend netted something of a surprise result when kicker Jorge Powell of Belen Jesuit High in Miami committed to walk on with the Nittany Lions.

"I have committed to Penn State as a kicker," Powell told Fight On State's Greg Pickel.

Powell, whose first name is pronounced "George," had been committed to walk on at Tulane.

Kohl's Kicking Camps ranks Powell as the 11th best kicker for the recruiting Class of 2014. The organization ranks him as a five-star kicker.

According to stats kept by Kohl's, Powell was 9 of 12 on field goals in in 2013, with a long of 47 yards. However, Powell HUDL highlights show him making a kick from 54 yards.

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