Penn State’s 2012 recruiting class got a big bump with the news that Illinois defensive tackle Tommy Schutt had picked Penn State.
Schutt, who is 6-3 and 295 pounds, chose Penn State over Florida and Wisconsin. He is ranked the No. 12 defensive tackle in the Class of 2012 and the 132nd overall player by ESPN. Schutt is Illinois’ second highest-ranked prospect.
“As a child, that was his favorite school,” Glenbard West coach Chad Hetlet said. “I think he wanted to be at a disciplined program, a good academic school. It’s JoePa [Penn State coach Joe Paterno.] He’s a legend. He’s still in the game. To be able to play for him, that’s going to be absolutely amazing for him. It’s Penn State. It’s a great, traditional program.”
So good week for Penn State football. After the commitment from Lewis scout.com bumped up to the 17th best class in the country and after Schutt they are now ranked 13th.