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Penn State snapshot profile: No. 92 Smith Vilbert

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In the lead-up to the 2022 football season, Nittany Lions Wire will be keeping an eye on every Penn State-listed scholarship recipient.

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During the pre-season, each profile will show where the player is from, how recruiting websites ranked him after high school, and what role he will play. James Franklin this season.

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Smith Wilbert coming to the end of the 2021 season, in which he made 12 appearances as a redshirt sophomore, including one start for the Nittany Lions. Wilbert continues to gain experience and develop as a resourceful linebacker and could well be brought into the game plan this fall for a new defensive coordinator. Manny Diaz.

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Preseason Player Profile

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Native city: Monsey, New York

Height: 6′-6″

Weight: 260 pounds

247Sports Composite Ranking

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

[3 stars] | [No. 14 recruit in New Jesrey] | [No. 39 strongside DE in nation]

Class in 2021: sophomore in red shirt

Career statistics

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Year

gram

Solo

General

Bags

TFL

FF

France

2019

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

2020

four

0

one

0

0

0

0

2021

9

3

3

0

one

0

0

Depth Chart Overview

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What Penn State is doing defensively this season is one of the biggest questions facing new defensive coordinator Manny Diaz and head coach James Franklin. Penn State has a strong mount at one end with [autotag]Nick Tarberton[/autotag] It is expected to provide the starting job. But the return of healthy [autotag]Adisa Isaac[/autotag] and the addition of the Maryland Transfer [autotag]Chop Robinson[/autotag] gives Penn State some potential options on the opposite side of the line. And Smith Wilbert has his own business, which can be considered as an option.

The future of the wingers also looks interesting as Wilbert continues to evolve and the class of 2022 fills up. [autotag]Dani Dennis-Sutton[/autotag] along with Robinson’s transfer. This trio of players is expected to make ends meet in 2023.

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Source: sports.yahoo.com

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