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Penn State Football Recruiting 2012: Nittany Lions One Of Four Schools With Offers To LB Freddie Stevenson

Penn State is one of four schools on the list for Florida high school linebacker Freddie Stevenson. According to SB Nation's national recruiting editor, Bud Elliot, Penn State is one of three schools that has an offer out to Stevenson.

The other schools on Stevenson's list are Florida, Florida State and Texas A&M. All of those schools are courting the young linebacker, but Florida is the only one that has yet to make an offer.

In an interview with Elliot, Stevenson explained what appealed to him about the Nittany Lions.

"I love how Penn State develops linebackers, and I like coach [Stan] Hixon," Stevenson said. Hixon has been instrumental in Penn State's renewed recruiting efforts in the Sunshine State.

Listed at 6'1" 230 pounds, Stevenson plays at Bartow High School in Florida. recruiting analysts put him in the range of three to four stars. He broke his fibula last November, and had surgery to repair it in January. He has since been cleared, but is still in the process of getting back to full health.

Stevenson has plans to pay an official visit to Penn State in the near future.

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