Anthony Zettel picks Penn State

Updated: December 29, 2010, 9:49 AM ET
By Bill Kurelic
Who says Penn State coach Joe Paterno can't recruit anymore?

The veteran Nittany Lions boss pulled off a bit of a coup on Tuesday when defensive lineman Anthony Zettel (West Branch, Mich./Ogemaw Heights) announced he has committed to Penn State over scholarship offers from Michigan, Michigan State and Iowa. Zettel made official visits to all four schools.

The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder was the top uncommitted prospect left in the state of Michigan until Tuesday night. And with the Michigan Wolverines' many needs on the defensive side of the ball, Zettel was a huge and very important target for coach Rich Rodriguez.