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STEVEN GONZALEZ      OL   6-4   320
Rivals ★★★   ESPN ★★★★   247 ★★★★   Scout ★★★

Selected Penn State over Boston College, Duke, Illinois, Louisville, Michigan State, Ohio State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Virginia and Wisconsin

ABOUT GONZALEZ
Gonzalez comes to Penn State after playing for coach Wil Valdez at Union City High School. The New Jersey native was rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports.com. A first-team All-New Jersey offensive lineman (MSGVarsity.com) in 2014, Gonzalez received a three-star rating from Rivals.com and Scout.com. He was ranked as a Top 5 prospect in New Jersey by ESPN and 247Sports.com, as well as the seventh by Scout.com and 11th by Rivals.com. Gonzalez was ranked as the seventh-best offensive guard by 247Sports.com and the 79th overall prospect in the class. Tallying 60 pancake blocks on the offensive line, Gonzalez also saw playing time at defensive tackle in 2014, recording 30 tackles and 10 sacks. He set a school record with 5.0 sacks in a single game en route to being named as the team's Defensive Player of the Year. He is the first player in school history to earn first-team all-state honors. Gonzalez joins Daiquan Kelly as 2015 Penn State signees from Union City HS.

FROM GONZALEZ'S HEAD COACH WIL VALDEZ
"Steven Gonzalez is a high character athlete who will go above and beyond to excel on and off the field. He is a leader and is driven by competition. He excels on run blocking and has tremendous strength and will finish his blocks. He is a wonderful young man who is extremely coachable and eager to get better everyday. He will only improve the skies the limit for Steven at Penn State."



Gonzalez Highlights | 2015 Signing Day Central


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