Penn State Football Recruiting Commit Breakdown: LB Charlie Katshir

Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class picked up their 8th commitment today. This commitment came from three-star linebacker Charlie Katshir.

Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class keeps getting better. Linebacker Charlie Katshir has committed to the Nittany Lions. Katshir is the 8th member of the country’s top ranked recruiting class for 2018.

Charlie Katshir is 6-foot-3 200 pounds and is a great athlete. At Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg Katshir plays both wide receiver and linebacker. At the collegiate level he will be an outside linebacker for the Nittany Lions.

Katshir was at Penn State for their mini junior day this past Sunday. He also visited for multiple games during the season. Katshir chose the Nittany Lions over scholarship offers from Pitt, Virginia, and West Virginia, among others.

When you watch Charlie Katshir you will see an extremely athletic player. Katshir has great range at the linebacker position. This make him a very good linebacker in pass coverage.

Additionally, he moves very well laterally and covers a lot of ground. He also has great ball hawking skills. Evident by his 10 interceptions as a high school sophomore in 2015.

Charlie Katshir is also a very good tackler. In my opinion, he is one of the most underrated players in the state of Pennsylvania in the 2018 recruiting cycle. With the addition of Katshir, Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class remains the best in the country according to 247 Sports.

This is Penn State’s first linebacker commit in the class of 2018. However, he will not be the last. I could see this starting a domino effect at linebacker for the Nittany Lions in their 2018 recruiting class.

Prior to today I would not have been surprised to see linebackers Jesse Luketa or Nick Tarburton commit to Penn State. Now, I really expect these two to be on commit watch. The Nittany Lions’ 2018 recruiting class should have one heck of a crop of linebackers.

You can watch Charlie Katshir’s film here. Welcome to Happy Valley, Charlie!

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