Penn State football’s recruiting efforts got a Christmas gift.
The Nittany Lions secured their second verbal pledge in the class of 2020 on Wednesday when four-star linebacker Derek Wingo picked the Penn State over Ohio State, Oklahoma and Miami (Fla.), among others.
Wingo is considered a top-200 player in the country by 247Sports’ composite rankings. He attends Florida powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas. Once a quarterback, Wingo made the full-time shift to outside linebacker before his junior season.
— W1NG0 (@DerekWingo) December 25, 2018
Long considered an Ohio State lean, Wingo visited Penn State for the first time at this year’s White Out game against the Buckeyes, where his recruitment took a turn.
Man that’s my favorite song https://t.co/6rqAk1VQZq
— W1NG0 (@DerekWingo) September 30, 2018
The 6-2, 210 pound linebacker is a gifted athlete and has top-level speed for his position. He joins three-star offensive lineman Grant Toutant in the Nittany Lions’ recruiting class of 2020.
Watch his 2018 season highlights: