STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- After receiving a scholarship offer this spring and attending Penn State's annual Lasch Bash in July, four-star offensive tackle Anthony Whigan verbally committed to the Nittany Lions Tuesday afternoon.
Whigan, the No. 1 offensive tackle in 247Sports' junior college rankings, currently plays for Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa., and was considering Louisville, Maryland, and South Carolina before making the decision to sign with Penn State.
The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Whigan will provide offensive line coach Matt Limegrover with added depth following the loss of Nana Asiedu, who retired due to injuries. Whigan should figure immediately into the rotation amongst the offensive line upon his arrival in Happy Valley.
Whigan is planning on enrolling in January which gives the Nittany Lions eight members of their Class of 2019 recruiting class who will be on campus beginning in January, giving them a head-start for their freshman season.
To get to Penn State was the hardest journey for the former Towson student athlete as Whigan was forced to gray shirt due to academics and wound up at Lackawanna where his grades have continued to get better and a bevy of scholarship offers came his way.
The verbal commitment of Whigan puts Penn State at a total of 16 total commitments for the Class of 2019 cycle and at No. 2 in the Big Ten behind Ohio State. On a national level, the Nittany Lions currently sit at 11 according to 247Sports and No. 9 according to Rivals.
Commits can sign their National Letters of Intent during the early signing period Dec. 19-21.