Ray Stackley, athletic director and head football coach at Stratford High in Goose Creek, S.C., confirmed that RB Rodney Kinlaw (5-11, 179) verbally commited to Penn State Friday afternoon.
Kinlaw becomes Penn State's ninth verbal after choosing the Lions over Virginia Tech. He is the nephew of Penn State All-American and current Cleveland Browns defensive end Courtney Brown. He's also the cousin of NFLers Harvey Middleton and Joe Hamilton.
"He's a small stature back," Stackley said. "But he has extremely quick feet. He has a tremendous work ethic and he'll bring a lot of quickness."