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CJ Thorpe

C.J. Thorpe      OL | 6-3 | 314
247 ★★★★   ESPN ★★★★   Rivals ★★★★   Scout ★★★★

Selected Penn State over Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Mississippi, Pitt, Stanford, Syracuse, Temple, Tennessee, UCLA, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

"C.J. Thorpe is the complete package will be a big asset to Penn State."

High School: Four-year letterman for head coach Terry Totten at Central Catholic high school...Served as team captain in senior season...Helped the Vikings to a runner-up finish in the PIAA 6A State Championship with a 14-2 record in 2016...Guided the Vikings to district and state titles with a 15-1 record in his junior season...Named Under Armour and Army All-American...Played in the Under Armour All-American Game...Selected first-team USA Today All-State as a senior...Named Pennsylvania Football News' 2016 Class 6A Lineman of the Year...Selected to Pennsylvania Football News' Class 6A All-State first team as a senior... ...Earned first-team All-State honors in junior and senior seasons...Garnered second-team All-State honors as a sophomore and honorable mention distinction as a freshman...Was a candidate for Pennsylvania's 2016 Mr. Football Class 4A-6A...Named to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Fabulous 22 team in 2016...Named to the All-District 6A first team in junior and senior seasons, earning second team honors as a sophomore and honorable mention accolades as a freshman...Invited to the USA Football All-Star Game and the Big 33 Football Classic...Rated a four-star recruit by all four recruiting services - 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked No. 78 in the Rivals 100, as well as the No. 4 prospect in Pennsylvania and No. 5 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals...Ranked No. 132 in the ESPN300...Ranked as the No. 3 player in Pennsylvania, No. 8 prospect in the region and No. 5 offensive guard by ESPN...Rated No. 166 on the Scout 300 list...Ranked No. 1 in Pennsylvania, No. 3 in the East and No. 10 overall among offensive guards by Scout...Ranked as the No. 5 recruit in Pennsylvania, the No. 6 offensive guard and No. 111 player overall by 247Sports...Earned three letter in track and field...Claimed a spot on the honor roll for three years.

Personal: Full name is Christopher Neal Thorpe Jr....Son of Nikki and Chris Thorpe...Has one sister, Christin, and one brother, Niko...Father, Chris Thorpe, played for the Nittany Lion football team from 1985-88 as a linebacker and halfback...Brother, Niko Thorpe, plays football at Fordham...Cousin, Geno Thorpe, played basketball for one season at Penn State and is currently playing for South Florida...Cousins, Summer and Aja Thorpe, run track at Notre Dame and Yale, respectively...Cousin, LaRue Bradley, played football at Trinity...Planning to major in history or political science...Intends to pursue a career in the field of law...Born March 3, 1999 in Pittsburgh.

2017 Signing Day Central