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Should Penn State Worry LSU Offered Nittany Lion Commit Jared Wangler?

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Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIMay 24, 2013

Jared Wangler, a 3-star outside linebacker, is committed to Penn State, and that doesn't appear to be changing any time soon—even after a recent offer from LSU.

There's nothing for Penn State fans to worry about here.

According to Jared Shanker of, Wangler remains committed despite an offer from the SEC power:

An offer from an SEC school often makes recruits take a step back and re-evaluate a top group or a commitment. 

That's not the case with Jared Wangler (Warren, Mich./De La Salle). LSU offered the 6-foot-2, 218-pound outside linebacker Wednesday, but he remains committed to Penn State. 

"It's really humbling," Wangler said, "but nothing's changed." 

This is great news for Bill O'Brien and his staff, and it should also be validating for both Penn State and Wangler.

For the Nittany Lions, Wangler appearing unfazed by the LSU offer is a sign of his commitment to the program. And during this time of sanctions and limited scholarships following the Jerry Sandusky scandal, dedication is a must.

O'Brien's commitment to the program is unmatched, and he'll need players with the same kind of dedication and integrity.

For Wangler, the LSU offer should be confirmation of his skill set. Shanker also reported that Les Miles went as far as using his one allotted phone call to Wangler to extend the scholarship offer. 

Not just any recruit can play in the SEC, especially at LSU, so the Tigers' offer to Wangler should be a sign of just how talented he is.

Again, that's good news for O'Brien and Penn State, as Wangler's commitment looks to be as solid as it comes. 


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