Penn State Nov 17, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions helmet sits on the field prior to the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

LaVar Arrington II, the son of the former Penn State great, made a major announcement on the Fourth of July. Arrington II will play at Penn State, just like his dad.

The three-star linebacker committed to James Franklin and the Nittany Lions, making it a very festive day for the Arrington family.

“2025 LB LaVar Arrington II has committed to Penn State,” On3 Recruits posted.

Penn State’s recruiting class in 2025 gets a boost with Arrington’s addition. The legacy recruit made the easy decision to attend PSU, where he’ll hope to follow in his father’s accomplished footsteps.

When he attended Penn State, LaVar was a great linebacker. Attending “Linebacker U,” was a consensus All-American and won the Co-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award in 1998. Arrington also won the Butkus Award, the Bednarik Award, and the Jack Lambert Trophy.

PSU’s recruiting class ranks 13th in the nation and third in the Big Ten behind the vaunted Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks, newcomers to the conference beginning Fall 2024. Their class is now up to 21 commits in 2025 after Arrington’s commitment on Thursday. The team’s blue-chip ratio is at 48 percent.

[On3 Recruits]

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