Penn State lands No. 17

"Linebacker U" has picked up a verbal commitment from one of the top players in the Northeast at the position, as Manahawkin (N.J.) Southern Regional inside linebacker Glenn Carson has decided to end his recruitment and pick Penn State, several local media outlets have reported.
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound prospect made the call following an unofficial visit to Happy Valley this past weekend.
"I was kind of sure about two or three weeks ago, but I wanted to see Boston College to make sure that Penn State was the right choice," Carson told Scott Stump, senior editor of "Overall I just felt that Penn State was the better school for me and if I could be in the best place.
"It's just been going through my mind for a long time now, doing the pros and cons for a while. The visit was the deciding factor, everything went as good as I thought it would."
Carson becomes the 17th player in the class of 2009 to make a verbal commitment to the Nittany Lions, and is the first player in the class from New Jersey.
He was recruited by linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden, and attended camp at Penn State this past June.
More to come soon.