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PJ Mustipher

PJ Mustipher      DT | 6-4 | 300
247Sports ★★★★   ESPN ★★★★   Rivals ★★★★

Selected Penn State over Alabama, Duke, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Rutgers, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Wisconsin

"PJ Mustipher is the best football players I have coached in over 30 years as a head coach. His work ethic is off the chart, his skill set is well beyond his years. He makes everyone around him better, which makes him a great leader. Penn State fans will love PJ on and off the field."

High School: Four-year letterman for head coach Dominic Damico at McDonogh High School...Two-time team captain...Helped the Eagles to a 9-1 record and a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Championship as a freshman...Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game...Participated in The Opening Finals...Claimed a first-team spot on USA Today's ALL-USA Maryland Football Team as a senior...Named consensus all-state by the Maryland High School Football Foundation in 2016...Garnered Maryland Private School All-State first team accolades as a sophomore and junior...Invited to the Big 33 Game and Crab Bowl...Collected all-state honors in 2016 and 2017...Selected to the Baltimore Sun All-Metro first team as a junior...Was a two-time all-region selection as a junior and senior...Garnered all-conference accolades four times...Two-time Team MVP...Posted 45 tackles, 17.0 TFL, 14.0 sacks and two fumble recoveries as a senior...Had 47 tackles, 15.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and four pass breakups as a junior...Tallied 41 tackles, 14.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries and two pass breakups as a sophomore...Recorded 17 tackles and 2.0 sacks as a freshman...A consensus four-star prospect by all three major recruiting outlets - 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 85 overall recruit, No. 6 defensive tackle and No. 4 prospect in Maryland by 247Sports...Rated No. 120 on the ESPN 300 list...Ranked as the No. 120 overall prospect, No. 9 defensive tackle, No. 4 recruit in Maryland and No. 12 prospect in the region by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 107 recruit in the country, No. 6 defensive tackle and No. 4 prospect in Maryland by Rivals...Three-year letterwinner for the wrestling team...Owns the fastest pin in school history...Was a two-time All-American in wrestling...Claimed a state championship in wrestling in 2017...Ranked as the No. 1 wrestler at heavyweight in Maryland...Was a finalist for Baltimore Sun Athlete of the Year...Was a finalist for the Oratory contest.

Personal: Full name is Patrick Joseph Mustipher...Son of Patricia and Sam Mustipher...Has one brother, Sam...Brother, Sam, is an offensive lineman for the University of Notre Dame football team...Father, Sam, played football at West Virginia University...Aunt, Beth Lucadamo, and uncle, Michael Lucadamo, attended Penn State...Hobbies include debating, playing football and wrestling...Volunteers with Our Daily Bread homeless shelter and Orange Key...Planning to major in communications and would like go into a career in broadcasting...Born November 10, 1999 in Towson, Maryland.

2018 Signing Day Central