Signed: Corey Bolds is Ready to Prove Himself at Penn State

By Craig Fritz on February 1, 2017 at 10:17 am
Corey Bolds
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Welcome to National Signing Day 2017 here at Roar Lions Roar. Make sure to check out all of our other Signing Day coverage today and in the coming days, and make sure to check out each profile of the newest Nittany Lions as they come in. (All photos you see below are courtesy of 247Sports)


Corey Bolds is a three-star defensive tackle from Paramus, New Jersey, with whom Penn State remained in contact throughout the recruiting process. When the Lions 2017 signing class finally shook out on Wednesday, Bolds got the okay from James Franklin and committed on the spot. Bolds checks in at 6'3, 276 lbs and is the 560th overall prospect and the 45th ranked DT, according to the 247Composite Ranking.

Corey Bolds
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height/Weight: 6'3/276
High School: Paramus Catholic (Nj.)
247Composite Rank: ★★★(0.8641)
Positional Rank: No. 560 Overall, No. 45 Defensive Tackle, No. 14 in New Jersey
Commitment Date: February 1, 2017

Scouting Report

As noted in our commitment article on Bolds, he won't be a guy that puts up sack numbers at the next level, or even ever really attempts to rush the quarterback all that much. Instead, he'll likely continue to bulk up to fill a similar role to Fred Hansard as a run-stuffer in the middle of the defensive line. He's an all-around solid prospect, and one that could very well end up being a star if he continues to work hard and things fall his way.

Moving Forward

With the depth Penn State boasts at DT going into 2017, it’s not likely Bolds will see the field. However, the Lions will graduate three of their top four tackles going into 2018 and the depth chart is likely to be wide open. We see Bolds as a sure-fire redshirt, red-light candidate for the upcoming season.

Highlights

2017 Defensive Tackle Scholarship Chart
Seniors
Juniors
Sophomore
Freshmen
2018 Commits
Curtis Cothran*
-
Kevin Givens*
Ellison Jordan*
-
Parker Cothren*
-
Robert Windsor*
Antonio Shelton*
-
Tyrell Chavis
-
-
Corey Bolds
-
-
-
-
Fred Hansard
-

* denotes redshirt season taken

Welcome to Penn State, Corey.
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