Jersey Safety Chooses PSU

<b>Anthony Scirrotto</b> from West Deptford HS in New Jersey, decided to put an end to the recruiting process today and make a verbal commitment to the Nittany Lions. He discusses his decision making process and why he decided to spend his collegiate career playing for Penn State.

Name: Anthony Scirrotto
Position: Safety
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 185 pounds
40 Speed: 4.5 seconds
Hometown/School: Westville, Nj. (West Deptford HS)

Anthony just got back yesterday from his official visit to Georgia Tech. He was scheduled to take an official visit to Minnesota on Friday, but he cancelled that visit earlier this week. He instead decided to end the suspense and call Penn State to let them know he wanted to accept the Nittany Lion's scholarship offer.

"I just got done all my trips and I woke up this morning just thinking about what I wanted to do," said Anthony. "I wanted to commit sometime before Christmas. I just felt like Penn State was just the best fit for me. I felt comfortable. I felt like I was at home with it when I was there.

"I talked to Coach Vanderlinden. He was excited. He's been recruiting me for a while now and was happy to hear that I decided I wanted to be at Penn State. He said he was going to tell Coach Paterno, so I'll probably be talking to him sometime soon."

Besides Penn State, Scirrotto also had scholarship offers Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, Temple, Vanderbilt, Stanford, Indiana and Minnesota.

What separated Penn State from the others?

"I just felt most comfortable there. Besides that, their football program is great and their academics are great."

Anthony is currently slated to play safety at Penn State. Did they Nittany Lion coaching staff talk to him about the possibility of early playing time?

"They never misled me. They told me I'll have the opportunity to, but it's going to be hard, so I have to work hard and everything. Andrew Guman graduated, so there is a spot open because he was their starting safety. I don't know who's going to take over. I plan on trying to get some playing time my freshman year."

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