Four-star Barajas Joining 'Linebacker U'

The Indiana outside linebacker made the pledge to head coach James Franklin Sunday afternoon. He's the Lions 11th commitment and second of the weekend.

Penn State needs outside linebackers in its class of 2015. Sunday afternoon, it landed its first of the cycle.

Merrillville, Ind. Andrean High four-star outside linebacker Josh Barajas announced his verbal pledge to the Lions Sunday just over a week after he visited University Park.

"After a long and stressful recruiting process. I'm truly blessed to say I'm committing to Penn State!!" Barajas tweeted. "It's time to takeover baby #WeAre"

The 6-foot-3, 210 pound prospect picked Penn State over 15 other offers, including ones from Ohio Sate, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Wisconsin, among others. national analyst Allen Trieu writes that Barajas' best areas include his agility, athleticism, and pass coverage skills.

"Athletic and long, Barajas can run and get to a lot of places on the football field," Trieu wrote in a scouting report. "He is very comfortable in space and has good feet and quickness."

Barajas is Penn State's seventh four-star commitment in the class of 2015 and 11th commitment total. and Fight On State will have more on Barajas' decision later Sunday.

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