San Jose State adds local star

Senior running back/linebacker Ryan Severson (San Jose, Calif./Valley Christian) has committed to play for his hometown Spartans, multiple sources report.

The 5-foot-11, 186-pound Severson was a standout on the Nike Combine circuit this spring when he posted an electronically-timed 4.46 40-yard dash, 4.27 20-yard shuttle, 34.4-inch vertical and 105.36 SPARQ.

San Jose State has seven pledges. Wide receiver Phillip Carter (Folsom, Calif.) made his decision in October and two-way lineman Nate Velichko (San Jose, Calif./The King's Academy) committed in late August. The Spartans gained their other pledges earlier in the summer.