From Mirror reports
Penn State has received its 17th verbal commitment for its 2010 recruiting class from Warren, Mich., Mott High School four-star defensive end C.J. Olaniyan.
Olaniyan's commitment became public on Thursday, but Olaniyan told Scout.com he actually committed Wednesday. Word had broken earlier in the week that Michigan State, considered the Nittany Lions' stiffest competition for the 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive end who was a Detroit Free Press first-team all-east selection as a junior, had stopped recruiting Olaniyan.
Mott coach Tom Milanov told the Mirror in May that he thought Olaniyan was wide open but that Penn State was "near the top of his list.'' Olaniyan had a host of scholarship offers, including Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA, Miami, Oregon, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State and most of the Big Ten.
Olaniyan had 14 tackles for loss and 10 sacks last season. He also made 33 receptions as Mott's tight end. Milanov said Olaniyan's biggest assets were his athletic ability, speed and quickness.
Penn State is believed to have three to four more scholarships available in this class.
PSU's Bowman sitting Saturday
Penn State coach Joe Paterno said linebacker Navorro Bowman will not play Saturday against Temple because of an ongoing groin injury.
Paterno, on his weekly radio show Thursday, said Bowman has not practiced this week and may be able to return to action next week against Iowa.
Bowman came out early in the season opener against Akron and missed last week's game against Syracuse.