2010 recruiting smörgåsbord, pt. 2: Booyah!

Mike PettiganoCorrespondent IJuly 10, 2009

STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 06:  A general view of the Oregon State Beavers and the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on September 6, 2008 in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

And to think, we're not even halfway through July.

Today, St. Mary's quarterback Robert Bolden (☆☆☆☆ Scout; ☆☆☆☆ Rivals) gave his verbal commitment to play for Penn State in 2010; he had 19 scholarship offers from across the nation. Earlier this week, Levi Norwood (Jordan's brother/☆ Scout; NR Rivals) said he would join the Lions next season.

But that's not even the tip of the iceberg, folks. It could get better, much better before the end of the month.

Manheim Central (PA) receiver Dakota Royer (☆☆☆ Scout; ☆☆☆☆ Rivals), State College athlete Alex Kenney (☆☆☆ Scout; ☆☆☆☆ Rivals), North Hunterdon (NJ) tight end Kevin Haplea (☆☆☆☆ Scout; ☆☆☆ Rivals), and Stamford (CT) linebacker Khairi Fortt (☆☆☆☆ Scout; ☆☆☆☆ Rivals) are all expected to commit to Penn State before July is out.

Just in case you wanted a little icing on your recruiting cake, today Scout.com vaulted Penn State's 2010 Recruiting Class to No. 5 in the nation. Penn State's two five-star commits (according to Scout's ratings) is tied for the national high, with Texas (No. 1), Alabama (No. 2) and Ohio State (No. 16). Rivals has not yet released its 2010 Team Recruiting Rankings; if they did, I can't find it anywhere.

Like I said: Booyah!

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