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Nittany Lions taking charge

Penn State lays claim to three of top six players in Pennsylvania, including No. 1

Originally Published: November 2, 2009
By Bill Conley | Scouts Inc.
The Keystone State doesn't have any five-star athletes in the 2010 class, but there are still plenty of outstanding players, including 11 four-star athletes. Defensive linemen reign on the list of elite players in this year's group of top talent. Defensive end and future Nittany Lion Dakota Royer (Manheim, Pa./Central) is the No. 1 player in Pennsylvania, followed by 309-pound defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (Philadelphia/George Washington), who is still undecided.

The top offensive player in the state is another future Nittany Lion, center Miles Dieffenbach (Pittsburgh/Fox Chapel). He is quick with his hands as he fires them into the frame of the defender. He has good feet for an offensive lineman and could line up anywhere along the offensive front at the next level. Dieffenbach is an ESPNU 150 player and the No. 1 center in the nation.

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