LaVar Arrington: Micah Parsons will be best No. 11 in Penn State history

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Micah Parsons will be wearing a famed number at Penn State.

The touted incoming freshman linebacker will don No. 11 in blue and white — the same jersey number of LaVar Arrington. It’s some news Arrington — arguably the best linebacker in Penn State history — was happy to hear.

In a post on Instagram, Arrington said that Parsons asked his permission first to wear No. 11. Arrington then added a prediction: By the time Parsons is done in Happy Valley, he’ll be the best Penn State player to ever wear the number.

“This young man will grow into a fine man and lead this team,” Arrington wrote. “What better number as a LB at LBU? …It must be two 1’s. So here’s my bold proclamation… Micah will be the best that ever put 11 on. LBU is alive and well.”

LaVar Arrington says Micah Parsons will be best Penn State player to wear No. 11

While Parsons will be wearing the legendary number, it was not his first choice. Parsons told PennLive that No. 23 — which he wore in high school — was what he initially wanted. Though No. 11 is not a bad plan B.

“I started getting close with LaVar, we started texted a lot about the mentality I have to have and coming in to playing Penn State football, so he said you can follow the tradition if you want to, so that’s when I contacted Coach Franklin to see if I could wear No. 11,” Parsons said.

Parsons is coming to Penn State as the top-ranked recruit in the team’s 2018 class. He was the No. 5 overall prospect in the country, according to the 247Sports composite ratings.

 

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