Nathan Proctor (photo by Corey Bender)

No. 11 OLB Nathan Proctor will announce Sunday; Penn State, Pitt, Virginia Tech finalists

ORLANDO -- No. 11 outside linebacker Nathan Proctor will make his announcement Sunday. He has a trio of schools in contention.

Nathan Proctor, the No. 11 outside linebacker in the 2017 class, is set to make his college announcement Sunday, but he still plans on making a pair of official visits in January.

The Indian Head (Md.) Lackey standout already made a trip to Virginia Tech on December, and he will be at Pittsburgh on Jan. 13, and at Penn State on Jan. 20.

So, what will be the key part of Proctor's decision?

"Just where I'm comfortable at," he told Scout's Corey Bender upon arriving Tuesday for the Under Armour All-American game. "(Schools) love my high motor and just my skill set and the overall potential I have."

Although Proctor's only official visit so far was the Virginia Tech, he made unofficial visits to Penn State and Pittsburgh and knows each program well.

At Penn State, it is the mix of linebacker tradition and the approach of coach James Franklin.

When he thinks of Penn State, one thing jumps to mind.

"Great linebackers that already came through," Proctor told Bender. "I think the turnaround was great. I think they ended on a high note, which is actually great for the coaches. They were on the hot seat early in the year."

Proctor also has a strong relationship with Frankling, and for a simple reason.

"He's honest with everything," Proctor said. "He's not trying to keep anything from you."

Virginia Tech had the last shot at Proctor before his decision, and his purpose of getting to campus was to get a feel for life as a student.

"I've been up there multiple times," he said. "It was more about just seeing what the players do on a day-to-day basis."

The intrigue and interest in Pitt comes from coach Pat Narduzzi, who built one of the nation's top defenses when he was a coordinator at Michigan State.

"I like that coach Narduzzi is a defensive guy," Proctor said. "That's what I like the most about them."

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