Penn State is kicking off its July 4th celebration with a big-name legacy commitment. The son of a Nittany Lion legend will play football at PSU.

LaVar Arrington’s son LaVar Arrington II announced his commitment to Penn State on Thursday.

Out of Covina (California) Charter Oak, Arrington is listed as measuring 6-3, 215 pounds. On the 247Sports Composite, Arrington is rated 3-stars the No. 38 ATH, No. 45 recruit in the state of California and No. 570 prospect overall in the Class of 2025.

Arrington’s ATH label comes from his two-way contributions at linebacker and running back. He’s expected to focus on defense in college.

Before making his college commitment, Arrington received scholarship offers from 14 programs, including Michigan, Michigan State and Washington. Over the last few weeks, he took visits to Penn State, UCLA and Tennessee.

The elder Arrington played linebacker at Penn State from 1997-to-1999. He had a decorated college career, being named first-team All-Big Ten and All-American in back-to-back seasons over his final two years. He also won the Butkus Award and Chuck Bednarik Award in 1999.

The Washington franchise selected the elder Arrington No. 2 overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. Arrington would play in the NFL until 2006, earning All-Pro honors twice (2001, ’03) and being selected to the Pro Bowl 3 times (2001-03).

LaVar Arrington Sr. was back in State College last year to see his son Keeno in action for Delaware when the Blue Hens faced the Nittany Lions. With LaVar II set to play for PSU, one would expect the elder Arrington to be making more trips to Beaver Stadium.

Arrington II gives Penn State 21 commitments for its 2025 recruiting class, which ranks No. 8 nationally on the Composite. Nittany Lions fans can get a preview of what Arrington brings to Happy Valley by watching his highlights in the video below: