Penn State picked up their second verbal commitment of the Class of 2012 on Friday.
It was a big one, and there's no debating that.
Camren Williams, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker from West Roxbury (Mass.) Catholic Memorial committed to Penn State on Friday.
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Williams had received offers from Boston College, UConn, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest, but his choice seems to have been relatively simple.
The junior linebacker was at Penn State on Friday and plans on staying at the school through Saturday. He confirmed he had committed while he was hanging out with sophomore linebacker Khairi Fortt, also from the Northeast.
"Yeah, I did," Williams said, indicating he would be available to comment more extensively on Saturday.
Warren (Ohio) Howland offensive tackle Anthony Stanko was the first prospect to commit to the Nittany Lions.
Williams had narrowed his list to Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Penn State and Wake Forest, so he was clearly leaning towards an early decision going into the weekend.
His father, Brent Williams, released a written statement upon his son's commitment. Some excerpts are provided below.
"Penn State is the number one ranked kinesiology school in the country," the statement reads. "Penn State has a plan and an opportunity for Camren to play early. He will play the Hero (strong safety) or linebacker.
"No program paid him more attention or was more encouraging to Camren after he injured his knee early last season. Coach Bill Kenney sent him cards and letters almost daily during his rehab.
"Coach Kenney visited with his head coach, Alex Campea, every week during the evaluation period.
"Finally, football tradition is very important to Camren. He had the opportunity to be on the field when Coach Paterno won his 400th game."