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Committany Nation (12.11.15): New Top 10 Lists, More Home Visits, Brendan Ferns Update and More

The Penn State staff has been very busy heading into the dead period.

Did Penn State make the cut for 4-star LB Aaron Hansford?
Did Penn State make the cut for 4-star LB Aaron Hansford?
Sean Fitz

New 247Composite Rankings

It's the time of year where rankings start to change on the different services, which means new rankings for the 247Composite! Here are the ones you need to know.

No. 32 - Michal Menet (OL) (previously No. 30)

No. 40 - Miles Sanders (RB) (previously No. 55)

No. 64 - Shane Simmons (WDE) (previously No. 118)

No. 128 - Jordan Fuller (ATH) (previously No. 86)

No. 143 - Lavert Hill (CB) (previously No. 68)

No. 148 - Damar Hamlin (CB) (previously No. 208)

No. 158 - Ellison Jordan (DT) (previously No. 312)

No. 163 - Karamo Dioubate (DT) (previously No. 237)

No. 192 - JoeJuan Williams (CB) (previously No. 254)

No. 210 - Tre Nixon (WR) (previously No. 331)

No. 251 - Brandon McIlwain (Dual-QB) (previously No. 155)

No. 264 - Connor McGovern (C) (previously No. 296)

No. 276 - Daniel Joseph (SDE) (previously No. 136)

No. 290 - Cameron Brown (OLB) (previously No. 330)

No. 301 - Aaron Hansford (OLB) (previously No. 269)

No. 309 - Andrew Pryts (S) (previously No. 259)

New Highlight Tape

Shane Simmons-

Zechariah McPhearson-

And check out Jake Zembiec's highlight reel created to honor him being named the 2015 Gatorade New York Player of the Year.

Home Visits

The Penn State staff was busy once again this past week, hitting up one of their commits and one of their biggest targets.

They brought the big guns to wide receiver Tre Nixon's house, sending head coach James Franklin, as well as offensive recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach, Josh Gattis. Nixon is the top-rated receiver left on the Nittany Lions' board.

Coach Huff also made another stop at the home of kicking commit, Quinn Nordin. Shout out to Quinn for owning a Señor Frog's t-shirt. Nordin is still committed to Penn State, but is reportedly receiving lots of attention from Michigan, as well.

New Top Tens

One of Penn State's remaining 2016 targets, Aaron Hansford (Washington, DC), named a revised top ten (in no order). The four-star linebacker is one of Penn State's top remaining linebacker targets.

The Nittany Lions also made the top-ten cut for one of 2017's highest-touted defensive tackles, Aubrey Solomon (Leesburg, GA). Solomon is a high four-star prospect.

Typically recruits will explicitly that the list is not in order, so it's possible that this one is. Penn State is very unlikely to land Solomon, but the fact that they are consistently popping up in these lists, despite seemingly not having a ton of contact/a good shot to land them, is a very good sign for the perception of the program, overall.

Michael Dwumfour Headed to an All-America Game

The Penn State defensive tackle commit will participate in the Offense-Defense All-America Bowl. The festivities will take place during New Year's celebrations (December 31-January 2). Dwumfour will join Penn State commits Shaka Toney, Karamo Dioubate, Quinn Nordin and Blake Gillikin at the game, along with Penn State target Damar Hamlin.


-Brendan Ferns has his first official visit set (hint- you'll like the destination) (247Sports)

-Brandon McIlwain is 'really excited' about the new South Carolina coaching staff (247Sports)

-Penn State is one of the best recruiting jobs out there. But where does the job rank among the other great recruiting schools? (ESPN Insider)