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Wyomissing RB/LB Alex Anzalone issues verbal declaration to Ohio State

Written by: on Saturday, April 21st, 2012. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.


Pennsylvania’s highest-profile linebacker prospect in the 2013 recruiting class will continue his collegiate football career in the Big Ten Conference.

Alex Anzalone, a 6’3, 220-pound running back/linebacker for Wyomissing High School in Berks County, issued a verbal declaration to Ohio State today, according to national recruiting services and

During his recruiting process, Anzalone amassed more than 30 scholarship offers from all across the country.  His list of offers included Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Penn State, South Carolina, Stanford, USC, Washington and West Virginia, among others.

Anzalone was rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 10 outside linebacker prospect in the nation by, the highest-rated Pennsylvania prospect at outside linebacker in the 2013 class.  Central Dauphin’s Zayd Issah is currently rated No. 16 and McKeesport’s Hodari Christian at No. 40 in the nation at outside linebacker by Scout.  Rivals, meanwhile, ranked Anzalone No. 16 at his position and rated him as a four-star prospect.

The Spartan senior-to-be was a key two-way presence for a Wyomissing team which finished 11-1 overall and reached the District 3 AA championship game opposite Lancaster Catholic last fall.  He was part of a defensive unit, including both first string and reserves, which allowed an average of 10.9 points per game, limiting nine of 12 opponents to 14 points or less, with two shutouts. 

Offensively, Anzalone ran for a team-leading 917 yards on 79 carries and caught eight passes for 171 yards, averaging 11.6 yards per carry and 21.3 yards per reception, scoring 15 total touchdowns.

Since the start of the 2000 season, Wyomissing has posted an overall record of 105-30 (.793).

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