Jenkins Picks Penn State

Pittsburgh Baldwin tackle is ninth four-star prospect to pledge to Lions' Class of 2015.

Sterling Jenkins has always had the feel of a Big Ten recruit.

At one point, Michigan was his top school. Later, the Pittsburgh Baldwin junior elevated Penn State and Ohio State to the top of his list.

Tuesday, Jenkins ended his recruitment as a Lion.

The four-star 6-foot-8, 305 pound offensive tackle picked head coach James Franklin's Nittany Lions over the Buckeyes and 12 other programs. His decision was announced during a taped segment on KDKA-TV out of Pittsburgh.

"Sterling's family firmly stresses the importance of a quality education, as well as the opportunity for Sterling to continue to grow as an individual," Baldwin head coach Pete Wagner wrote in an email to FOS.

"Some of the aspects that were looked at were the quality of education, student body, community, and the importance of matching Sterling's competitive spirit and learning style to a coaching staff that best fits his needs."

Jenkins is the ninth four-star to pledge for Penn State's Class of 2015. He's also its third offensive lineman, joining Philadelphia guard Ryan Bates and New Jersey guard Steven Gonzalez.

Fight On State will have more on Jenkins' decision later Tuesday.

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