Three-Star Defensive End Amin Vanover Commits to Penn State

By Michael Stanley on June 28, 2019 at 9:16 pm
Amin Vanover

Penn State locked down a second commitment Friday night, this one from Garden State native and three-star defensive end Amin Vanover (Montvale, NJ).

Even though Vanover resides in a bordering state to Pennsylvania, it took a while for Penn State to take notice of the talented edge rusher. Vanover didn't land an offer from James Franklin until February 25th, 2019.

The Vanover File

  • Class: 2020
  • Size: 6-4/260
  • Pos: Defensive End 
  • School: St Joseph Regional (Montvale, NJ)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★
  • Composite Rank: No. 428 overall (No. 20 Strong-side DE)

While his recruitment was pretty quiet and it took a few months for this commitment to come to fruition, Vanover clearly wanted this Penn State offer. According to his 247 profile, Penn State is the only school he's visited since he got the offer. Before that, he had only made one trip to Virginia Tech. Vanover surely wasn't lacking options, however, as he held from offers from some of the best programs in the country including Alabama, Clemson, Texas A&M, TCU, and Ohio State. Oh, and Pitt offered too. #HeadToHeadWin

With Vanover's commitment, Penn State 2020 class is up to 16 commits, good enough for 10th in the country and third in the Big Ten. #DisasterClass

At 6-4 and 260 pounds, Vanover could truly play all over the defensive line. He could take the mold of Torrence Brown and be Penn State's beefy, run-stopping D-end, or he could put on some weight and be a well-built and lean 3-technique defensive tackle. Either way, with Coach Spencer molding him, here's to betting he reaches his full potential.

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