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Exeter’s Joey Schlaffer commits to Penn State football

STATE COLLEGE — Exeter junior tight end Joey Schlaffer, an All-State Class 5A second-team pick last year, committed to Penn State on Saturday before the Nittany Lions’ Homecoming game against Illinois.

The 6-6 Schlaffer told Penn State coach James Franklin at midfield at Beaver Stadium that he would sign a letter of intent next year with the Lions.

Schlaffer ranks among the Berks receiving leaders with 31 receptions for 567 yards and four touchdowns in nine games for the Eagles, who are 6-3 and seventh in the District 3 Class 5A power ratings.

He made five catches against Central York, Wilson, Hempfield and Gov. Mifflin. He had two touchdown catches in Exeter’s 42-14 romp past Wilson.

Schlaffer was the only sophomore on the All-Berks team last year when he averaged 23.3 yards on 20 catches and had six touchdowns.

He’s the half-brother of former Exeter and Penn State standout Michal Menet, who finished his college career last year.

Source: Berkshire mont

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