Penn State added their tenth commitment of the recruiting season Monday when Travis McBride out of McKeesport, Pa. committed to the Nittany Lions. The No. 59 running back in the country chose them over offers from Iowa, North Carolina State and West Virginia among others.
"I think what stood out to him was the chance to play in front of 100,000 fans and the possibility to play in a national championship game," said McKeesport head coach George Smith. "I didn't even know he was preparing to commit because we won the championship on Saturday and then Monday he told me he gave them a verbal."
Did anything stand out about Penn State to McBride?
"I think Tom Bradley, Travis's recruiter did a really good job on him," he said. "He was on him the whole time. He didn't take an official there, but he went up during the summer and came away impressed. I think this is a very firm commitment."
The three-star prospect projects at a number of positions for the Nittany Lions including running back, strong safety and outside linebacker.
"Now he is 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds so he can play a lot of positions." Smith said.