Football Recruiting: Jason Cabinda Decommits From Syracuse, Commits to Penn State

Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

After decommitting from the Syracuse Orange Wednesday morning, 2014 athlete Jason Cabinda decided to give his commitment to coach Bill O’Brien and the Penn State Nittany Lions. Cabinda is labeled as a three-star recruit and is ranked 23rd among New Jersey recruits.

The New Jersey native originally committed to the Orange in early July because he did not have an offer from the Nittany Lions. PSU could not offer him a scholarship at the time because the program has been “strapped for scholarships” because of their dead sentence by the NCAA.

However, once Penn State lost a pledge from Jared Wangler, they started pursuing Cabinda once again. They offered at him on September 29th, and he visited the PSU campus on October 12th. The rest seems to be history.

According to Sam Fitz of Lions247, Cabinda had this to say about his commitment for Penn State:

“It was where I wanted to be from the beginning, and in my heart that’s where I was going to go to continue the tradition of Linebacker U. The situation just works out better for me. It’s my life and I have chosen it, this is 100 percent final.”

So far this season, Jason Cabinda has run for 732 yards and nine touchdowns. However, he will miss the next three weeks after having his appendix removed.

Cabinda’s commitment is No. 25 overall for the Nittany Lions and moves their class to 28th overall in the 247Sports class rankings.

The three-star recruit is currently ranked 23rd in the state of New Jersey and 66th among athletes by 247Sports.

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Topics: Football, Jason Cabinda, Penn State Nittany Lions, Recruiting, Syracuse Orange

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