Penn State picks up its first 2013 prospect

December, 15, 2011
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Colton AmidonThomas AmidonColton Amidon, who plays for FC Delco and the Philadelphia Union Academy, is the first confirmed commitment to Penn State for the Class of 2013.
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Colton Amidon, a Class of 2013 midfielder prospect, recently committed to Penn State, according to his family.

Amidon plays for FC Delco in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy and for the Philadelphia Union Academy. He has appeared in all five matches this season for FC Delco's under-15/16 team, scoring one goal. He's been the leading scorer with the Union, scoring in four of seven matches.

He attends Nazareth (Nazareth, Pa.). As a member of the Philadelphia Union this past fall, he scored the goal that tied a match between the Union and Chicago Fire academy teams.

Amidon is the first confirmed commitment to Penn State for the Class of 2013.

Other Schools Considered: Lafayette, Lehigh, Temple

Why Penn State?: "Penn State was my top choice from the beginning. I was really impressed by the campus and most of all by the students that attend. There is an unbelievable amount of pride and tradition, which sets it apart from other schools. The coaches at PSU took a personal interest in me and helped me to make a decision, without pressure, that is best for me."

What surprised you the most about the recruiting process?: "The process was a lot simpler for me than I thought it would be. I had one school I really had my mind set on. I spent four days with them at their player ID camp, got their attention, and finalized the deal during the fall."

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