Just one day after touring Kent State on an official visit last weekend, Pennsylvania nose guard Tyler Haddock verbally committed to play for the Golden Flashes Sunday - news that began to make the rounds by Monday afternoon.
The 6-foot, 300-pound junior is a two-year starter for the defending Class AAA champion Spartans at Montour High School.
"He went (to KSU), liked what he saw and had a good time," Montour coach Lou Cerro told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "So he decided to commit."
Although the Flashes were the first to offer Haddock a scholarship, he'd received interest from nearby Pitt, as well as Cincinnati and Georgia Tech.
According to a source close to KSU's program, Haddock is the first commit for the team's 2013 class.